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What is the proper treatment for dark pigmentation on face and neck ?

hi i have very dark pigmentation complaint all over my face and neck. my other inner parts of the body is around 3 shades lighter than my face and neck. my forehead especially is very very dark compared to other parts of my face(like i have two dark blotches on both the sides of my forehead). i am bascially an indian with indian olive skin being my natural skin tone. i have this pigmentation problem from past many years 6-7yrs. i tried around dozens of creams and nothing worked. Later i came to know that melasma may be deep down to dermal layer also or may be in the epidermal layer and no skin lightening creams can effectively travel to dermal layer or infact to epidermal layer also. Now i am planning to use a 1mm derma roller and immediately applying skin lightening cream containing alpha-arbutin,lumiskin,nianicimide etc. what is your suggestion? please reply!
Asked On : Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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  User's Response

1.shalmali kantak lep
2.yellow kapardaks dissolved in lemon juice for seven days then make paste for local application
3.dhanyia swaras can also lighten the complexion
4.vit.e cap. applied loc ally is also helpfull
Answered: Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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hi welcome to HCM.Melasma is a common acquired increase of pigmentation that occurs exclusively in sun-exposed areas. Brownish in color, it is exacerbated by sun exposure, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, and certain anti-epilepsy drugs.Successful treatment of melasma involves the triad of sunblocks, bleach and time,Sunscreen, however, is the most important factor. Without daily use of opaque sunscreen,treatment will fail (a broad-spectrum formulation with an SPF over 30 plus cover up is adequate)Bleaching preparations include 2 or 4% hydroquinone-containing creams or gels and 3% hydroquinone solution.Normally up to 2 months are required to begin to initiate response and up to 6 months to complete the process.
good luck
Answered: Sun, 7 Aug 2011
Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
Welcome to HCM
Read your prob, such type of depigmentation occure due to gonadal hormons like oestrogen ,progesteron imbalance ,by taking oral contraceptive, thyroid hormon imbalance. you should get thyroid profile. you should apply azelic ointment after consulting dermatologist.
Answered: Sun, 7 Aug 2011
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