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Does biopsy help to find the root cause of pigmentation ?

I have a chronic pigmentation on my skin . The pigmentation is below the eyes and near both sides of the chin. All of the medications have been tried. Even peeling, derma treatment There is no effect on the skin. This pigmentation suddenly errupted 8 years back. Now I have stopped taking any mediications. But lately I have heard about Biopsy of skin to get to the root cause of the Pigmentation. Can biopsy help me out to solve this problem. if yes, where is the biopsy done and what are its draw backs? I am female age-36 years, weight- 53 kg
Asked On : Sun, 21 Aug 2011
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You could be having something called Melasma. It is darkening of the skin around the upper part of cheeks and around lower part adjacent to eyes. It happens due to hormonal disorders and exposure to sunlight. I suggest that you wear Sunscreen SPF25 once a day. Avoid sun exposure. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Biopsy is not required unless it is doubtful to make diagnosis. You may be having associated hormonal problem due to ovarian cyst or other causes. Application of hydroquinone containing creams may help in reducing pigmentation. Microderm abrasion and laser therapy also can help to remove this. Consult your Dermatologist of these treatment options and get a proper solution.
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