Melanin

What is Melanin?

Melanin is pigment present in skin. it is responsible for skin color, and also protect from UV rays.

Questions and answers on "Melanin"

Hi, I want to permanently remove all the melanin in all the hair cells on my head and face, Is this possible? If it is how do I do it?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
bleaching agents

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
There is no method to totally destroy melanin.
However bleaching agents like hydroquinone can be used to reduce melanin and lighten colour.
If you want to remove or reduce hair from face, it can be done by electrolysis....

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I'm looking for permanent melanin reduction / skin lightening in Uk, XXXXXXX or XXXXXXX area.

Or dermatologist that does this procedure.

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Brief Answer:
Details given for dermatologist in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. In XXXXXXX in XXXXXXX permanent melanin reduction is offered by:

Dr. Rinky XXXXXXX
+91-0000
Email:...

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How i fair my complexion

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Brief Answer:
Lightening-melanin reduction techniques available

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
There are various modalities to lighten the skin.
These modalities vary from bleaching agents which lighten the complexion to techniques which decrease...

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Hi doc, my daughter was born fair as a fairy but as days passed she become dark? I want to why this happened. Also I wish to know if her birth colour will return or how do I evaluate her skin tone as it appears different at different times of the day? She looks fair after her bath .. Will that be her skin colour?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pigmentation develop with maturation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear
welcome to the HCM,
Melanin is the skin pigment responsible for the color of the skin.
New born babies are fairer because of the minimal skin pigment (melanin) maturation.
Gradually with days this Melanin start...

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Hi,

I am 25 years old guy.
I used to be fair and good looking. The melanin level is increasing in my skin for which my face and hand is getting dark.

Please suggest some good Cream for face to reduce melanin.
Please also suggest some good sunscreen for whitish look.

Thank You.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Lakme sun expert cream will help.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,

I understand your concern.

Lakme Sunscreen expert with SPF 50 is an excellent cream which can reduce the melanin production quite significantly.

This will obviously bring whitish look.

Apply this at least 30 min prior to...

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My name is XXXX i have a dusky complextion. I want to become fair but is it safe to undergo with skin melanin surgery to become fair... Any side effects after the surgery? Is this surgery vry expensive

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Relatively free of any side effects.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Madam,
I have read your query and understand your concern.

Skin whitening surgeries reduce the concentration of melanin in your skin by selective ablation of melanin producing melanocytes.

It is also known as skin bleaching...

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Due to hair XXXXXXX reaction my body has started producing more melanine and face gets darkened and i have to use elosone ht tube to lighten the face. Is the use of this tube harmful and is there any homeopathi medicines to reduce the melaning production in the body ??

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please attach the image

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Please attach an image of the affected area. I shall have a look and opine for the best.

Waiting for your response,

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I have a very dark lips and it spoils my look , can you please suggest me any gloss or any home remedy to reduce the darkness.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Moisturizing Lip balm with an SPF along with Hydroquinone at night

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have taken note of your query.

Color of lips is mainly due to the melanin content of the skin which is genetically determined.
Another reason that is responsible...

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I have pimple problem, now it has gone but left brown spot on my face. Can you please suggest any good ointment which will help to clear the spot.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I suggest a possibility of acne induced post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us at healthcaremagic

I have gone through your query and I have understood it.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation /PIH is a complication of Inflammatory...

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can laser hair removal affet beauty marks? I did my first session of hair removal on my arms and I saw that one of my small beauty mark has raised a bit , I see it a bit swollen. Also can it also create problems with lynfonoids if sone in under armpit and intomate areas? How many researches are out there of the safety of hair removal? Pleas let me know Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Laser hair removal

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic,
Laser for hair removal targets the melanin in the hair. After shaving the area, when laser beam falls on the skin, hair under the skin which is rich in melanin captures the light and light is converted to heat...

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Recent questions on  Melanin

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Hi, i am having Vitiligo for the last 7 years. i have undergone Melanin Transplant twice. But, the surgery was not that successful. Later on i was put on NBUV with Azoran tablets daily once. Now again i am finding few new patches coming along with the old once which are increasing in size. Now i have started with Laser UV therapy, Flutivate Ointment along with a weekly dose of Kenacort Injections on the Patches. Please advice me if can i do anything else on this , so that i can get ready of it soon, or if these Medicines and procedures are enough or, if these have got any side effects as weell, and wat i can do to minimise these side effects. Please suggest me.

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i am in Belgaum, house wife of 40 yrs. I am taking Montek LC for allergic bronchitis from few years. Now i am observing white patches, like lack of melanin, on some places on leg and foot. I also have border line dibeties. I take Glycomet 500 daily once. Please let me know if these medications are any way causing the white patches.

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hello Sir, is it possible to reduce release of melanin in body... as u know skin lightening is big issue with indians and so i have...i have been trying various home remedies frm my childhood but i can see no difference..everyday i think wt can be done...is it worth going to dermatologist

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Hi, my daughter is 10 1/2 yrs old and has deficiency of melanin and a portion on her head (about 1 to 1 1/2 inch) is white. She had been using homeopathic treatment for this and it had also been successful, because similar 1 to 2 patches on her skin have been cured by this homeopathic medicine which she has taken for nearly 6 years now. But the problem is that the doctor is now unavailable and not reachable. Hence I would like to know how I should continue her treatment. I just checked a few other cases, but am confused. Kindly help!

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hello, my daughter is 1month old. her skin tone is becoming dark. she birn very fair and my husband and myself are very fair too. any side effects with soap or moisturiser . currently using dermadew soap and cetaphil moisturiser

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hello doctor, my little one is 2weeks old. I think my breastmilk is not getting enough to her as she feeds for 30 to 45mins but still cries after feeding. I tried pumping with hand and checked as I can pump only 20ml in 20mins. and am giving her...

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My wife have skin problem melasma . Now she is 38 years old. I am attaching the lmage of skin with this. Please advise me what to do for this. And also send me the treatment methods to cure and not to spread more

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