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Cause for black patches & its treatment

My mother has black patches on her face .It has been more than a year now. She had done chemical peeling as per the doctor s suggestion but it worsened.At present she is not using any medication to treat it.She used to have completely normal skin before. I would like to know what is the cause for this and if there is any treatment possible.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Feb 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
There are many conditions that may cause black patches on the face. Melasma is one of the most common causes and I think your mother has that only. Chemical peeling is usually a good choice, but it may go wrong if not done properly. Your mother may try a sunblock cream three times daily and demelan cream at night. See a good dermatologist for further advise.
Answered: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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