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Boil on cheeks, cut open, healed, black discoloration, mark. Treatment?

Hi Dr., 3 weeks back I got a boil on my face (cheeks), it was quite big about 2cms in diameter and about 1.5cms in height. I showed to Dr. and they cut open the boil and now after 10days the cut has healed. But now there is a small boil like remaining and whole are has a black shade. Kindly advice how to get rid of the small boil remaining there and also the black mark. But now there is no pain when i even press the small boil.
Asked On : Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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Thanks for the query,

This hyper pigmentation can be removed by using skin lightening creams.
Various creams are available like melalite xl, lookbrite, Lumaglow etc.
You can take any of them.

The following should be procedure to use it.
1. Wash the affected area in evening around 7.
2. Dry it and apply cream all over the area.
3. Keep it for one hour.
4. Wash the area again.
5. Apply some moisturizing cream and sleep.
6. In morning apply a sunscreen with spf at least 30.

Do this for a month, you will see the results.
Peeling is a good option.
You can go for glycolic acid peel, once a month.

Both these can be combined.

For the small boil you can use an antibacterial cream like mupirocine.

Let me know if you have any doubt.

Thank you
Answered: Fri, 6 Sep 2013
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