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How to clear the darkened sides of face ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Pigmentation Problems
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User:Hi .. this is XXXXXXX .. I was wanting to understand why the sides of my face has darkened patches and how to clear it
Doctor:Good Afternoon
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
User:Good afternoon
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:On the sides and forehead of my face, there are some darker patches that have come up and i wanted to understand the reason and how to get rid of it
Doctor:May I know your age?
Doctor:Are you on any medication?
Doctor:Do you have any other disorders which I should be knowing about?
User:nothing as such
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:When there is no pre-existing conditions, it is really difficult to say what it could be without examining it.
Doctor:The darkening on the face is mainly due to hyperpigmentation.
Doctor:When there is an excess of melanin, it deposits on the skin and shows as dark areas.
User:ok.. cause someone told me that by sitting in A/C and sun XXXXXXX could be the cause .. but that should affect the rest of my body as well
User:so do you have any places that i could visit or i can send a pic of the area that is having the dark patch
Doctor:Exposure to sun can cause darkening of the face, more than on other parts of body.
Doctor:But it can be explained only after examining you.
Doctor:The possibilities can be mentioned if we can see the picture of the patches on your face.
Doctor:You can post a query to a dermatologist on 'Ask a Doctor' facility available on your dash board. You can also attach a picture of the patches.
Doctor:That would help the doctor in guiding you.
User:ok will do that
Doctor:In the mean time you can take certain measures to reduce the darkening, if it is not due to any diseases.
Doctor:1. Take adequate rest.
Doctor:2. Apply sun screen before going out, even if it is not XXXXXXX
Doctor:3. Take lots of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:4. Drink at least 3 litres of water per day.
Doctor:5. You can apply almond oil or olive oil on your face to reduce the darkening.
User:thats good to know .. thanks for the tips doc
Doctor:You can also use brightening cream such as Skin Bright.
User:ok will try using it
Doctor:Before using the cream, you need to get an evaluation from a dermatologist to see what the condition exactly is.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:sure got it ..
Doctor:Is there anything else I could help you on?
User:not at the moment .. thanks for your time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a good Day!!
User:You too .. Thanks
Doctor:Bye for now.
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