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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hello, i am a 29 year old female. I have had flawless skin in the past. However four months back, i developed a black mark on left cheek. It is not a result of a bruise or an insect bite. I have tried bleaching without any sucess.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   What is the size of the mark
User :   I am concerned abt the balck mark,i am nt sure abt wht to do
User :   about a inch
User :   spread out in total
Doctor :   How deep it is?
Doctor :   is important to say how it can develop into
Doctor :   Did you ever had acne?
User :   ita a mark , skin discoloration
User :   a pimple or two once or twice a year at most
User :   no pain associated with it
Doctor :   Usually acne marks stay on for 6 months and then clear off
Doctor :   by themselves
Doctor :   If the mark is deeper, then dermabrasions are done
User :   its not a acne mark, no acne in that area
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it faded as com[pared to 4 months back?
User :   no
User :   same
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then you should get a Dermabrasion done
User :   hw expensive are those, and how much time does the procedure take
Doctor :   It takes two to four sessions
Doctor :   depending on the depth and size of the patch
User :   thanks
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