Navigation Links
Dermatologists Shed Light on Common Pigmentation Problems and Solutions in Skin of Color
Date:7/29/2009

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we age, brown spots and splotchy skin are all too often a fact of life. But for people with darker skin, changes in pigmentation can occur without warning at any age and can be very difficult to treat. Fortunately, dermatologists can help people with skin of color diagnose and treat bothersome pigmentation problems.

At the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy Meeting 2009 in Boston, dermatologist Jonith Y. Breadon, M.D., FAAD, co-chair of Dermasurgery at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, discussed pigmentation problems that occur more frequently in darker-skinned patients and how early diagnosis is key to stopping the progression of these skin conditions.

"Even though people with skin of color have less moles and experience less premature aging from the sun than lighter-skinned individuals, in some ways their darker pigmentation makes their skin more vulnerable to other skin problems," said Dr. Breadon. "While these skin discolorations can be stubborn, there are treatments that offer noticeable improvement."

Hyperpigmentation

One of the most common pigmentation problems in darker-skinned individuals is hyperpigmentation (or the darkening of the skin). Usually the result of some type of inflammation or injury to the skin, such as a cut, burn or scrape, hyperpigmentation produces darkened areas of the skin that can last months or years. Even healed acne lesions can leave permanent dark spots in darker-skinned people that, in some cases, can be more distressing than the original acne.

Dr. Breadon noted that treatments for hyperpigmentation are based on whether or not the dark areas are confined to the surface of the skin or if they have penetrated to the deeper layers of the skin. For superficial dark spots, a prescription topical medication consisting of hydroquinone, retinoic acid
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Alternative Therapies for Fighting Eczema Hold Promise, But Dermatologists Caution They Are No Substitute for Proven Medical Treatments
2. Florida Dermatologists Announce Distinguished Service Award Winner
3. Florida Dermatologists Name Albert J. Nemeth, MD, Society President
4. Florida Dermatologists Announce Practitioner of the Year
5. Online System Could Cut Referrals to Dermatologists
6. South Carolina Dermatologists Win Tennis Fans Attention With Free Skin Cancer Checks and Sun Safety Tips
7. Dermatologists Encourage People to Screen the One You Love for Skin Cancer
8. Consumer Alert: Dermatologists Warn Skin Cancer is an Equal-Opportunity Health Threat
9. South Carolina Dermatologists Will Serve Tennis Fans With Free Skin Checks and Sun Safety Tips
10. Christian Diaz Joins Rodan + Fields(R) Dermatologists as Vice President of Sales
11. Direct Selling Luminary, Robert M. Henry, Partners With Rodan + Fields(R) Dermatologists as Strategic Business Advisor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... selected ezDI’s computer-assisted coding (CAC) software for its Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) and ... and a patent pending ICD-10 solution - ezCAC is an enterprise-level coding solution ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... to autumn, when play-offs and the World Series will dominate the sports world. Fans ... division and eventually advance to the final series. For children, especially those who are ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... On Saturday, May 30th, 2015, Best Drug ... County Fairgrounds in Mendon, IL. The purpose behind this concert was to raise money ... town, Quincy. Best Drug Rehabilitation’s sponsorship of “Music with a Mission” helped with a ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... IL (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... In ... studies, Etymotic Research, maker of the BEAN™ personal sound amplifier, is offering caregivers “7 ... sound amplifiers as a way of coping with a variety of home healthcare challenges, ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , ... August 31, 2015 , ... Move over shave ... for men and barbershops are scrambling to meet it. , Reports published this year ... hairstyles and haircare. But the data also reflects that men are getting more done ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Wyoming Medical Center Selects ezDI’s CAC/CDI Solution Based on Integrated Healthcare Data Management, Workflow Design and ROI 2Health News:Wyoming Medical Center Selects ezDI’s CAC/CDI Solution Based on Integrated Healthcare Data Management, Workflow Design and ROI 3Health News:Wyoming Medical Center Selects ezDI’s CAC/CDI Solution Based on Integrated Healthcare Data Management, Workflow Design and ROI 4Health News:New Children's Baseball Series Offers Young Fans a Way to Celebrate the World Series 2Health News:2015 "Music With A Mission" Sponsor Best Drug Rehabilitation Releases Artist Compilation Video 2Health News:2015 "Music With A Mission" Sponsor Best Drug Rehabilitation Releases Artist Compilation Video 3Health News:Etymotic Offers Caregivers “7 Reasons to Care about Hearing Health” 2Health News:Etymotic Offers Caregivers “7 Reasons to Care about Hearing Health” 3Health News:MENAJI Anti-Aging Eraser a New Sure-Fire Add-On Product for Barbershops 2Health News:MENAJI Anti-Aging Eraser a New Sure-Fire Add-On Product for Barbershops 3
... a new anti-cancer drug interacts with specific genes, which ... being tested as an anti-cancer treatment. Meanwhile, the US company ... the genes that are activated in cancer. They find that ... experiments have been done in human colon cancer cells and ...
... incredibly painful, and if not seen to immediately it will ... any time, and for no specific reason. It is not ... women can be affected too, especially after the menopause. However, ... people find an attack follows eating foods such as anchovies, ...
... may be at risk of developing dangerously high blood pressure ... 10% of pregnant women suffer from pre-eclampsia, a condition in ... death in the mother and the foetus. ,Women can try ... But drugs may put the foetus at risk, and sometimes ...
... Association (APCDA) has decided to help its member chemists ... the process of developing a software, which could be ... the computers in bulk in order to ensure a ... joining the campaign. The efforts are meant to turn ...
... a gas mask at the nearest army surplus store, take a ... -- most of it is not good. One could never know ... all times. //Even if you could stand to do that, the ... that wearing the mask would prevent contamination. ,And ...
... harm the brain areas involved in Parkinson's disease. There is ... has to rely on the clinical examination of the patient. ... - which controls muscle activity - in an area of ... condition progresses. What kills these cells?// ,Researchers at ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Snoring could be a warning 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 Patterson ... Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO ), is now an ... announced acquisition of Patterson Medical by Madison Dearborn ... retain its name for a transition period before ... rehabilitation and sports medicine products.  With the focused ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ... "Investigation Report on China,s Latanoprost Market, 2010-2019" ... by Pharmacia & Upjohn in 1995, latanoprost is ... intraocular pressure. As the first pressure- lowering prostaglandin ... of Xalatan) entered China ...
(Date:8/28/2015)...  IP Shakti, LLC, today announced that it has changed ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150827/261551LOGO ... identity signifies our transformation into a company focused on patent ... patent claim validity." ... Shield™ platform, the Company commenced a corporate re-branding initiative in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Patterson Medical Positioned for Continued Growth as a Newly Independent Company 2Patterson Medical Positioned for Continued Growth as a Newly Independent Company 3China Latanoprost Market Investigation Report 2015-2019 2IP Shakti, LLC Changes Company Name to Prediqtus, LLC 2
...   Remedi SeniorCare , one of the nation,s largest ... assisted living and retirement communities, announced that effective Dec. ... care pharmacy to have its electronic order entry software ... electronic prescribing.  "This is an incredibly ...
... Inc. (NYSE: HSP ), the world,s leading ... of the first patient in a Phase III U.S. clinical ... which follows a successful Phase I trial that concluded last ... the reference product, Amgen,s Epogen ® in patients with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Remedi SeniorCare® Wins Ohio State Board of Pharmacy's First and Only Approval for Electronic Prescribing in State of Ohio 2Hospira Announces Start of U.S. Phase III Biosimilar EPO Clinical Program 2Hospira Announces Start of U.S. Phase III Biosimilar EPO Clinical Program 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: