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Skin is tanned on face from long time. Need advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Sep-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:good evening
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:hi, can i chat with a Dermatologist ?
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:You could post a query to the same
Doctor:I am afraid there are no dermatologists on chat
Doctor:Would you like assistance on that?
User:Dr. i have a tanned skin on my face from the past 6 months now
Doctor:use a sunscreen and go for detan packs
Doctor:there are several
User:it could be because of the reason that i had hair straightened 1 yr back
User:i had been to a well known hospital and they asked me to use Ansolar creme
Doctor:Have you tried detan packs or chemical peels anytime?
User:they did a patch test and they told its sulphar allergy
Doctor:Did it help you?
User:i am using this creme from 4 mths now and the effect is very slow
User:my skin is very different from above the neck to face
Doctor:when the XXXXXXX is deeper it is difficult to get rid of the same
User:can u pls suggest a good and quick solution?
Doctor:it might take longer than expected
Doctor:Quick solution is detan facial packs every week or fortnightly
User:can u subcribe any detan packs or chemical peels
User:my skin is sensetive and pls let me know the best
User:for my skin
Doctor:there is one chemical cream with kojic acid
Doctor:the brands are different
Doctor:also there is glycolic acid peels which are good
User:any suggested names pls?
User:as u knw many in market
Doctor:You could try Glycopeel from Ranbaxy
User:ranbaxy is also a chemical peal
User:and how do i use them and when?
Doctor:There is also Acknol
User:ok sorry Glycopeel from Ranbaxy for it
User:can u tell me how and when to use them, and how often?
Doctor:it is a chemical peel
Doctor:You have to use it on the affected area
Doctor:leave it on for ten minutes and wash it off
User:my full face is tanned till neck
Doctor:once you get used to it you can increase the time
User:is it ok to apply on full face?
Doctor:However, I suggest a patch test first
Doctor:Also, do not use it without consulting your doctor first
Doctor:you can apply on the areas of XXXXXXX
User:oh ok
Doctor:In case you do not get glycopeel
Doctor:Try Glyco 6
Doctor:There are many brands available in the pharmacy
User:thanks doctor for your time and response
Doctor:you are welcome
Doctor:pleasure is mine anytime
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