what are your concerns?

What causes pigmentation?
A common cause of hyperpigmentation is an excess production of melanin. Melanin is a pigment that gives skin its color. And it's produced by skin cells called melanocytes. Several different conditions or factors can alter the production of melanin in the body.

What should we eat to reduce pigmentation?
From mangoes to mussels, try these nine choices to protect against sunburn or ease wrinkles.
  1. Tomatoes. They're full of lycopene, a phytochemical that provides red pigment and health benefits. ...
  2. Mangoes, papaya, and apricots. Got that washed-out look? ...
  3. Cocoa powder. ...
  4. Flaxseeds. ...
  5. Sweet potatoes. ...
  6. Mussels. ...
  7. Spinach. ...
  8. Canned tuna.

Why do people get keloids?
Keloids are raised overgrowths of scar tissue that occur at the site of a skin injury.
They occur where trauma, surgery, blisters, vaccinations, acne or body piercing haveinjured the skin. ... Some people are prone to keloid formation and may develop them in several places. Keloids are more common in African-Americans

Do keloids stop growing?
Keloids may continue to grow slowly for weeks, months or years. They eventually stop growing but do not disappear on their own. Once a keloid develops, it is permanent unless removed or treated successfully. It is common for keloids that have been removed or treated to return

What are scars?
scar is an area of fibrous tissue that replaces normal skin after an injury. Scars result from the biological process of wound repair in the skin, as well as in other organs and tissues of the body. Thus, scarring is a natural part of the healing process.

Are scars stronger than skin?
Scars are different than the normal tissue. They're made up of kind of a collagen that bridges the gap and fills the space in, but it is not a like for like.” Hammond notes thatscar tissue is inferior to healthy tissue in many significant ways. It's stiffer than healthyskin, muscle and fat.

What are skin tags caused by?
Skin tags most commonly occur on dry skin like the neckarmpits, and groin folds. Genital warts, which are growths caused by a sexually transmitted virus HPV, need to be considered in the possible diagnosis for growths in genital areas.

Are skin tags a form of cancer?
Skin tags are harmless. They're not cancerous and they don't increase the risk of any kind of cancerSkin tags are usually oval flaps of tissue that hang from the skin on a tiny stalk. They may appear alone or in a group

Do skin tags grow back?
Skin tags are not likely to grow back after they are removed, though others may growin the same area. For the most part they are harmless and won't cause any problems other than their appearance. However, as with all skin growths if you notice a change in size or color it's a good idea to see a medical provider


What are moles?
Moles are growths on the skin that are usually brown or black. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most moles appear in early childhood and during the first 25 years of a person's life. It is normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood.

What is a cancerous mole look like?
Normal mole. Almost everyone has some moles, and nearly all of them are harmless. A normal molelike the one pictured here, is usually an evenly colored brown, tan, or black spot on the skin. It can be either flat or raised, round or oval. Melanoma is acancer that begins in the cells that give skin its color.

When should you be concerned about a mole?
On average, most people have at least 10, but less than 40 moles. A mole can appear anywhere on your body, and most moles appear by age 20. Although your pattern ofmoles is most likely determined by your genetics, sun exposure can cause you tohave more moles, and can cause the ones you already have to get darker.

How can you tell if a mole is dangerous?
Use the “ABCDE rule” to look for some of the common signs of melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer:
  1. Asymmetry. One part of a mole or birthmark doesn't match the other.
  2. Border. The edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred.
  3. Color. ...
  4. Diameter. ...
  5. Evolving

What does the start of melanoma look like?
Melanoma is a type of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin). ... Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the shape, color, size, orfeel of an existing mole. However, melanoma may also appear as a new mole. People should tell their doctor if they notice any changes on the skin.

What do the early stages of skin cancer look like?
This nonmelanoma skin cancer may appear as a firm red nodule, a scaly growth that bleeds or develops a crust, or a sore that doesn't heal. It most often occurs on the nose, forehead, ears, lower lip, hands, and other sun-exposed areas of the body.

What is a Tatoo?
tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin ...