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Skin pigmentation on neck, arms, back, medication to treat it

i am female i have pigmentation on my neck , arms and on back. i am XXXXXXXXX please tell me the medicine name which could be effective, i have visited alot of skin specialist but nothing is changed, i am very ashmed of wearing sleavless please do tell me the fastest treatment of this so that i can get rid of it. thanks
Asked On : Sun, 13 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

welcome to healthcare magic.

i will be glad to be of assistance.

i can understand your concer.

but its important to first understand why are you getting this pigmentation and since how long do you have it. whether its an internal condition that needs to be controlled in order to treat the pigmentation or not.

i would recommend that either you send a picture if possible or request your doctor to run a few basic blood tests for you for thyroid etc.

meanwhile you can use the glycolic acid 12% cream at night daily on the affected areas.

also using a sunscreen on the exposed parts will be helpful.

if there is no internal cause detected, then even TCA peels will be effective which your dermatologist can do for you.


please let me know your queries.
Answered: Sun, 13 May 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear Hira..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Pigmentation on neck ,arms and back...,
commonly due to....Hormonal disturbances...,
Hence evaluate it by checking Uterus, ovary, Adrenals and ..,
Thyroid glands....
1) Salicylic body wash or 6% glycolic ...MELAWASH..,
2 times daily at the pigmentation areas..,
2) Morning times use SUNSCREEN LOTION time..,
3) Night times use 6% salicylic acid with Betamethasone cream..,
4) Treat the cause....if any abnormalties in the Hormonal side
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