Pigment disorders treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions
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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my pigment disorder?
Yes. In most cases, a doctor on Maple would be able to treat pigment disorders online by asking about your symptoms, ordering tests, and observing your condition, and by taking a look at your skin through a photo or by video. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they’ll be able to diagnose you, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest for you to go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.
In select provinces, you can also request to see a dermatologist right on Maple about your pigment disorder. To learn more about how our online dermatology assessments work, please click here.
Can I get a prescription on Maple?
Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.
You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
What are pigment disorders?
Pigmentation disorders affect the colour and complexion of your skin. Skin colour comes from melanin, and melanin production may be affected if the skin cells are affected.
This may cause a variety of different skin pigmentation disorders including:
- Birthmarks, which are marks on the skin usually noticeable after birth
- Albinism, which is characterized by little or no colour on the skin because of little to no production of melanin in the skin
- Vitiligo which is the whitening of skin caused by loss of skin pigment
- Hyperpigmentation which causes dark patches on the skin from an excess of melanin
What are the symptoms of pigment disorders?
Pigmentation disorders cause a change in the colour of the skin. It can cause the skin to lighten or darken depending on the amount of melanin produced in one’s body.
How can I treat pigment disorders?
Pigment disorders come in many forms, each with their own treatment methods. It is important to speak with a doctor to understand what treatment options are right for you. Doctors may prescribe creams, chemical peels, or serums used to treat the pigmentation.
Alternatively, over-the-counter options like Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid, and Vitamin C pills may also be helpful as a treatment option.
What is Maple?
With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.
You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video. You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.
Additionally, for select provinces, you may see a dermatologist on Maple about your pigment disorder the same way you would request a consultation with a general practitioner. Maple’s dermatologists are able to provide you with a diagnosis, necessary notes, treatment plans, and prescriptions within 24 hours.
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