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blood circulation and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation

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Here's a post for you scientists out there.

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is caused by many factors, ie skin pigment production, hemosiderin deposits, among others.

I was wondering if any of you out there know what mechanisms cause the removal of pigmentation, especially hemosidern deposits, in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Would macrophages/monocytes be the key player, and if so, would stimulating blood circulation to affected areas speed up recovery? And if this is true, do you have any suggestions as to how one may increase blood flow to the affected area, ie heat packs or exercise?

Maybe some of you can ask your dermatologist next time you see him/her.

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Here's a post for you scientists out there.

Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is caused by many factors, ie skin pigment production, hemosiderin deposits, among others.

I was wondering if any of you out there know what mechanisms cause the removal of pigmentation, especially hemosidern deposits, in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Would macrophages/monocytes be the key player, and if so, would stimulating blood circulation to affected areas speed up recovery? And if this is true, do you have any suggestions as to how one may increase blood flow to the affected area, ie heat packs or exercise?

Maybe some of you can ask your dermatologist next time you see him/her.

ROFL! You're a dork like me :cool: I was reading about monocytes/macrophages just 2 days ago, and wondered the same thing. I believe that the initial inflammatory response is indicated in how thoroughly and quickly the spot will resolve. Being diabetic, having an impaired immune system, lack of moisture and/or circulation were all contraindicated. Sooo, if the healing process were to be slowed via visine, hydrocortisone - and sadly BP - the mark will last longer.

To improve circulation a heat pack alternated with an ice (or cold) pack will help. Have you ever heard of cupping? I have tried this on slow healing wounds - I think it helps. Google cupping+how and you should get some idea. The exercise should help as well, anything that gets your heart pumping. Anything that stimulates cell turnover - aha's, retin-a, etc.

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