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Dark brown spot on cheek. How to treat it?

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dark brown spot on chick
Posted Mon, 29 Apr 2013 in Pigmentation Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 1 hour later
Hi there.
I note your issue & have viewed the photograph you sent in.
May i suggest that your problem may be secondary to some sort of insect bite or post inflammatory change to the region as melasma is usually bilateral.
However, i advocate the use of any regular sunscreen of your choice with an SPF factor of 30 or above applied twice to three times daily every 3-4 hrs during the 'daylight' hours & applied 20 mts before stepping out in the sun.
Together with this, please use a 2% hydroquinone based cream on the spot only in the evenings at about 6/7 pm & leave on overnight. Unless an allergy develops, the spot should get lighter in 2-3 weeks.
For best results please consult a dermatologist nearest you.
Trust this will help clear your problem & have a blemish free skin soon. Please feel free to close this query if done & do send in a rating if time permits.
Good Luck. Cheers!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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Follow-up: Dark brown spot on cheek. How to treat it? 21 minutes later
kindly mention the name both of the sunscreen lotion and 2% hydroqunone based cream name best of the market thankful to you.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 3 hours later
Am sorry...this site does not permit me to mention trade names so have done the best i can...cheers & regds.
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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Follow-up: Dark brown spot on cheek. How to treat it? 45 hours later
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF50 AND Triglow from Glenmark (Gracewell SPL) contains Hydroquinone(Triglow Hydroquinone 2 % w/w,
tretinoin 0.05 % w/w,
fluocinolone acetonide 0.01 %
w/w.) IS THIS TWO CREAM APPROPRIATE FOR ME KINDLY ANSWER ME YES OR NO.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 7 minutes later
Should be fine...cheers but preferably use evenings the triglow at least after dusk...sunscreen from XXXXXXX to dusk as advised by your pharmacist & 20 mts before stepping out in the sun.
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