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Skin grafting done on face. Black spots appeared. What medicine or ointment is to be used?

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Hi sir, I am XXXXXXX (29 years old) 6 years back surgery has done on my face (right side of chin) doctor did removed the skin from my thigh and attached on the face, but Black spot(Grafted area) is not clear, now I am using ELOVERA Cream. can you give me right solution (any ointment or medicine to clear the black mark)skinn grafted are black spot has to be clear, so give good ointment or medician i have send my photo also please cheak.
Posted Wed, 31 Oct 2012 in Skin Rash
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 40 minutes later

Thanks for writing. Ive seen the photo and your query.
It appears that surgery was done for vitiligo or white spots.

As the graft was taken from thigh skin,it has blackened and there is color mismatch.
It can occur as a part of vitiligo surgery.

You can apply Retino A (0.05 %)cream over the affected area in the night.
Also you can apply GLYCO A 6 % cream over the area.
Sunprotection by using sunscreen is must to protect darkening of the area.

Also few procedures like microdermabrsion and chemical peel can help to match the
color rapidly .They can be done in dermatology clinics.

Hope this helps.
I will be available for any follow up queries that you may have.

Dr Sudarshan
MD Dermatology.
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Follow-up: Skin grafting done on face. Black spots appeared. What medicine or ointment is to be used? 10 minutes later
Retino A (0.05 %)cream i will use night and waht about GLYCO A 6 % cream?

Now I am useing ELOVERA cream which is better give me correct answer.
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 54 minutes later

You can use retino a and glyco a on alternate night.
Use a small quantity of cream.Do not rub.Apply with gentle hand.

Elovera is general purpose moisturizer cream. Retino A is stronger and more effective .

Hope this helps.
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