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Hyper pigmented spots on legs - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   I HAVE DARK DISCOLORATIONS/SPOT ON MY LEGS. I WENT TO A DERMATOLOGIST AND HE SAID I CAN'T DO LASER SPOT REMOVAL ON MY LEGS BECAUSE OF MY COMPLEXION WHICH IS BROWN AND THEY ARE NOT SUN SPOTS. HE ALSO SAID SOMETHING ABOUT FLAMMABLE I DON'T QUITE REMEMBER. WHAT ARE THESE SPOTS ON MY LEGS? HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Okay
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   im 18
Doctor :   and how long have u had these spots ?
User :   evers since i was growing up couple of them are burns i recieved the others i'm not sure how i got them
Doctor :   may i the the size and no of lesions present at the site ?
User :   can you repeat what you said i don't understand what you said
Doctor :   so u mean to say that , you had burns on the skin, as a kid ? but u do not know how u got them ?
Doctor :   I meant the size of the pigmented spots on the skin ? and how many spots have you have ?
User :   one of them thats at the back on my leg is a burn mark the ones on the front of both my legs i don't know
Doctor :   ok
User :   the burn on my leg is long but the ones on the front of my legs are round small spots
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the skin of the burn site, feel like contracted ?
User :   what do you mean
Doctor :   i can help you more, if you can email pictures of the spots to me
User :   okay i will email them to you will you respond back to me
Doctor :   i meant, is the texture of the skin at the site of burn, different than that at other sites ?
Doctor :   i will respond back to your email
Doctor :   and if needed by telephone
User :   they feel just like the texture of my skin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   usually skin that has burnt, cannot be treated for pigmentation by lotions ointments, or by laser
Doctor :   the pigmentation , will go away only by skin transplantation
User :   so how do i get rid of them
Doctor :   the hyperpigmented spots , due to burns , can be treated by split skin grafting, (transplantation of skin from other parts of your body to the affected site )
User :   i used skin lightening cream it took it off a little but the exposure to the sun made it back to the way it was
Doctor :   the other spots , other than the burns, will have to be diagnosed , and then specific treatment can be initiated
Doctor :   ok
User :   i will email you the pictures and please respond back to me how long wil it take you to respond
Doctor :   i will respond within 2-3 hours
User :   okay i'm going to email it right now and let me know what you think of the spots
Doctor :   ok sure
Doctor :   i will recieve them a bit later, due to excess server load, and will promtly reply u by email
Doctor :   can u specify ur email id for me
Doctor :   and ur telephone no as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u will recieve my mail soon ,
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   no problem at thank you
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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