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Black patches on forehead, pimple scars on face. Solution?

Hello doctor, im noticing some black lines or patch is coming on my forehead and i have so many pimples marks on my face its worse i start duac gel just 3 days ago for them...im taking vitamin a, e, c,d tablets as well everday...im worried abt my black patch on forehead .what should i do?my email is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi dear if black patches come on its own its called melasma. And if after acne its called post acne pigmentation. The first condition is bit difficult to treat. But post acne can be treated easily. Now the main culprit here is sunlight. But as u have acne problem u cannot use a normal sunscreen as it is oily. So i suggest u to use suncote. It is a water based sunscreen and very effective. Thank u.
Answered: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Kalpana Pathak's  Response
Hi Pooja,
Duac gel will only heal your active pimples without rendering any effect on marks. To treat marks-
Use Glycolic or salicylic acid based face wash
Use a good sunscreen everyday
Apply pigmentation reducing creams like Glycolic acid, Azelaic acid, Kojic acid or liquorice arbutin based creams.
You may also consider taking chemical peel or microdermabrasion sessions .
Hope that solves your query. Take care.
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