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Using fair and lovely from many years, started getting more pimples now. Any other fairness cream ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
User:Hi, Am AAAAA here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I used fair and lovely for many years
User:later I stopped it and now when i started using it again
User:I started getting more pimples
User:on my face
User:can i use any other fairness cream
Doctor:Acne or pimples occur due to various factors.
Doctor:If you have active acne lesions, then fairness cream may be of no much benefits.
Doctor:You should get it treatment with acne medications/
User:earlier i checked with dermotologist, they advised me to use only suncreen lotion
User:I am using AZAC soap for face
User:using suncreen, my face looks dull and oily
Doctor:I think sunscreen lotion was suggested to increase fairness.
User:it looks as if i didnt wash my face for many days
Doctor:I understand your concern; but I would like to know if your current issue is with the acne or increasing fairness.
Doctor:You mentioned you developed acne now?
User:and dark spots
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Acne is a chronic condition which is known to recur.
Doctor:The recurrence is caused by various factors.
Doctor:There are a preparations containing isotretinoin which are effective in treating acne lesions as well as reducing pigmentation caused by it.
Doctor:It is known to be effective in treating non-infected acne spots.
Doctor:Infected conditions will need antibiotic - topical as well as oral.
Doctor:If acne eruptions are very frequent, then you may try oral medications.
Doctor:These medications and topical agents are prescribed by a dermatologist. You can visit one dermatologist and get it prescribed (based on the current acne status - infected or non infected and based on the severity of recurrence).
Doctor:Now, regarding acne induce pigmentation
Doctor:such pigmented spots improve with time.
Doctor:Use of sun screen lotions fasten the recovery rate.
Doctor:If you are not comfortable with oily nature of sun screen; you may try gel based sun screen.
Doctor:Sun cross is one such gel based product.
Doctor:you can try them.
User:can i try Lakme
User:I read the reviews
Doctor:And for those non resistant pigmentation, adapalene containing creams such as mederma can be useful.
Doctor:Personally I am unaware of lakme reviews.
Doctor:However you can still try it and see the benefits.
Doctor:As, the effects of cosmetic products varies from person to person, you may try any products to see the benefits.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:i did
User:thank you very much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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