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Suggest treatment for pigmentation around lips and eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Sep-2014
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User:hi doctor XXXXXXX
User:im XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
User:my problem is that ithe skin around my lips,eyes and my forehead is blakish
Doctor:Yes XXXXXXX XXXXXXX please proceed with your questions.
Doctor:Ok
User:only my cheeks on my face has shine and glow and rest all blakish
Doctor:Ok
User:can i get rid of it???
Doctor:Since how long have you noticed this?
User:long time i guess since i was 24
User:its the same since than
Doctor:Have you seen doctor or tried any treatment?
User:i didnt see any doc for this
User:yet
Doctor:Besides the discoloration what other symptoms do you have?
User:treatment i've tried but as long as i use those tubes my skin is in same color
User:and but when i stop using them it becomes the same
Doctor:Do you have any other symptoms besides the discoloration?
Doctor:What tubes did you use?
User:no other symptoms,my skin is smooth and clear
User:jst a skin tube given by one of the known person
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:k
Doctor:The areas that you mentioned are common areas for pigmentation.
User:ok
Doctor:There are various factors thought to be the cause of this discoloration.
User:like???
Doctor:Though it is cosmetically disfiguring it has no serious health implications.
Doctor:Some of the factors that are known to cause the discoloration are
User:ok
Doctor:1. excessive dryness
Doctor:2. Thinness of the skin in this region.
Doctor:3. Increased sun exposure
Doctor:4. Certain body hormones.
Doctor:5. Lack of sufficient sleep - it influences melanin secretion and so on.
Doctor:Since you have no other associated complaints, I would not like to perform tests to look for causes.
User:i used to have dry skin but its not that dry now.my skin is thin thats right...i exposed to in my 20's that is also right
Doctor:You certainly have some of those factors.
User:yes i had
User:have
User:most of them
Doctor:Besides these there are other factors, subtle they may be that can be contributing.
Doctor:Even genetic framework has a role here.
Doctor:We can correct a few factors here
User:so i need to see a doctor for this now???
Doctor:like making sure you are properly hydrated.
User:ok
Doctor:2. Managing stressors effectively.
Doctor:3. Consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables.
User:ok
Doctor:4. Making sure you sleep adequately.
User:surely
Doctor:5. Using good moisturizer and sunscreen agents as and when required.
Doctor:* I recommend every day use of moisturizer
Doctor:sun screen whenever there is need to go out in the sun.
User:how to choose a good noisturizer or sunscreen???
Doctor:These are few suggestions that prevent or reduce darkening.
Doctor:Besides these are few products such as kojivit
Doctor:which are non medicated formulas
Doctor:that lower pigmentation
User:i'll keep them all in mind,is there any suggestions for the thinness of skin????
Doctor:you can try them if you are not happy with the current product or
Doctor:mindful of side effects.
User:kojivit gel
User:???
Doctor:Yes, I think they come as creams too.
User:and kojivit soap
Doctor:You can use the gel ones around the eyes.
Doctor:creams at night.
User:k
User:ok
Doctor:If they darkening are resistent to those medications then there are medicated preparations as when as chemical peels
Doctor:useful to treat those pigmentation.
Doctor:As far as moisturizers is concerned
Doctor:anything that has good amount of vitamin E is good.
User:yes
User:ok
Doctor:You can choose ones that contain aloevera.
Doctor:If you skin becomes excessively dry, try cetapil moisturizer.
Doctor:Hope I have answered all your questions.
User:ok
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:1 only
User:is the commercial products are ok to use on skin???
Doctor:Most commercial products are prepared and sold after extensive skin testings. So it suits most individuals.
User:no more queries thank you so much doctor....
Doctor:However there has been reports where they have causes some concerns.
User:ok
Doctor:If you have no skin problems with any product, I don't mind you taking them.
User:ok
Doctor:If you have any specific product in mind, you can discuss individually about it with your doctor.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no thank you so much
User:doctor
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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