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I'm 31 year old
Since January my face and hands slowly started to form a black layer (pigmentation)
I have been showing to many doctors but not finding expected results
I'm taking treatement in XXXXXXX Clinic with lazers and chemical peeling sessions
They have suggested me to use ADVAN cream and sunscreen lotion for daily care
I could see my face a bit lightened but not as I used to be :(
What do I do?
May I know what the doctor's told was the cause of pigmentation?
Dr. XXXXXXX from Vijayanagar
I would like to know what the doctor's diagnosed this condition as?
Since I have no means to physically examine the lesion
They said it may be due to outdated creams or due to severe sun damage
I would not be able to predict the diagnosis / cause of the spot.
May I know if they are like black spots or is a large area of skin turned black?
large area of skin turned black
Have they performed specific tests on the skin?
from my fore head till neck its becoming dark
Since when have you noticed this problem?
Let me brief you.
If the area of darkening is over the exposed areas of the body, then these definitely could be the effects of sun exposure.
And sunscreens are effective in this situation.
Sunscreen do not have any significant role in turning this spot into light one; but they prevent further darkening
and over a period of time due to normal skin turnover the area gets converted to normal skin tone.
If sun exposure is not the cause, then other reasons may be due to inflammatory response or due to immune changes.
If you have been using the sun screen for more than 3-4 months with no useful benefits
you can report back to the dermatologist.
He/she can proceed to investigate further to learn the cause of this problem.
He/she can perform various hormonal tests and if needed sample the skin and study under microscope.
Once the cause is found a treatment can be determined.
In addition to sun screen, you might need few sessions of chemical peeling.
He has found useful benefits with this procedure.
Could you please suggest me a Good Hospital for highend treatments for cases like me?
If you been on sunscreen for more than 3-4 months and not found significant changes you can discuss about chemical peeling before doctor decides to investigate further.
Chemical peeling is done at most dermatology clinics.
You can google the exact location.
Have you followed?
Do you have any questions?
I have never been there
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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