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Dark patches and darkening of face. Why? Creams?

hi im asian , i got a problem regarding my face, now a days my face is becoming dark and some kind of dark patches started appearing, but my body is light brownish color. there are lot of difference between my face and body color. how to make my face normal which is same as my body color. is there possible to use any cream.
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you are having facial melanosis.

Pollutants,cosmetics,sunrays,soap,perfume,vitamin deficiencies..etc may be responsible.

Apply sun screen or keep the face covered to protect from sun.

Apply kojic acid containing cream or gel at night.

Take glutathion,vitmin C and nicotinic acid tablets daily for long time.

Cleanse the face with face containing kojic acid or vitamin C.

Have proper sleep and take healthy food.

Avoid stress and worries.

You may get benefit.

Still, you may consult nearby dermatologist.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Wed, 25 Sep 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Johny Chacko's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic,
Dark patches is rather a broad term. It can include any hyperpigmentary problems. The cause for your pigmentation has to be ascertained. A consultation with a dermatologist practicing cosmetology will help in diagnosis. Sunlight induced photo-pigmentation, freckles and UV spots, Melasma, Seborrhoeic melanosis, Addisonian pigmentation,Vitamin B12 deficiency, acanthosis nigricans etc are all causes of pigmentation and needs to be ruled out.

Avoid sunlight as much as possible and use a sunscreen daily during day time. A face wash containing 2 % salicylic acid will help. Chemical peels will help if you take many sittings provided you rule out internal causes of pigmentation.
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Answered: Wed, 25 Sep 2013
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