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Tanning of forehead - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
User :   i have lot of tan on my face
Doctor :  
ok
User :   my forehead is completely tanned and makes me look like i am old
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?
User :   male, 29
User :   i tried the treatment at VLCC but it didnt work completely
Doctor :  
tanning is mostly because of sun exposure
User :   i went for 10 sessions of microderma
Doctor :   where are u from?
User :   from chennai
User :   i am currently in delhi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
u travel by bike?
User :   i used to travel..
Doctor :  
ok
User :   now i avoid sun exposure
Doctor :  
now how do u travel?
User :   i use a sunscreen
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i go by auto
Doctor :  
what sun screen u are using?
Doctor :  
from how many days u started avoiding sun exposure ?
User :   lotus spf 20
Doctor :  
and when did u start sunscreen?
User :   for the last 6 months i avoided sun exposure
User :   since last 6 months
Doctor :  
even then no improvement?
Doctor :  
what is skin complexion?
User :   there is improvement in rest of the face..
Doctor :   ok
User :   but not forehead
Doctor :  
do u apply hairdye??
User :   complexion is wheatish
Doctor :  
ok
User :   i dont use hair dye
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
normally forehead is the part which is prone for more tanning
User :   ok
Doctor :  
there are some medications which can reduce tanning ,but theyy have many side effects
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and once u stop using them again it will become black
User :   are there any home remedies
User :   once i used ban-a-tan ointment
User :   but didnt continue
Doctor :   u are already following good measures like avoiding sun exposure
Doctor :  
and using sunscreens
Doctor :   u can blech ur forehead but even that is temporary
Doctor :  
if u want ur forehead to be like rest of the face..all u need is time
User :   ok
Doctor :   dont go to vlcc
Doctor :  
they are just trying to mint money
User :   ok
Doctor :  
there is no treatment yet which can make dark skin fair permanently
User :   ok
Doctor :  
u can use bright cream to ur forehaed once in a day especially before sleepin
User :   wat is a bright cream?
Doctor :  
first u apply little ointment for ur hand ,to see any allergic reaction
Doctor :  
then u apply to forehaed
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
once ur forhead returns to ur normal complesion then u should stop it
Doctor :   should not be used for more than 3 months
User :   ok
User :   do i get bright cream in medical shops
User :   shall i use the same name
Doctor :  
yes but not in all medical shops
Doctor :  
u need to search for it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
that will definitely give some improvement
User :   ok
User :   ok doctor, this is the only query i had
User :   thank you
Doctor :   welcome\
Doctor :  
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