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Suggest treatment for hyperpigmentation on the body

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia

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Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Tue, 6 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Dear doctor,

I want to remove marks and lighten the skin tone of my face and body which got darker .I also had acne for 1 year which is now removed after taking the course of sotret 20 mg for 2 months duration.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Kindly send pictures and elaborate few points.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for the marks on face and to lighten the skin color.

In order to help you best I humbly request you to kindly send few good resolution pictures of the marks. For the same you have a feature on the right side of the page.

Kindly do let me your age with gender and uour daily routine with diet and any history of sun exposure or computer activities.

Hope to hear soon from your side.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD Dermatology & Sexually transmitted diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 8 hours later
Age 30, female, sun exposure is min as I m a s/w engineer.Daily routine .wake up at 7 take break fast at 8 lunch at 2 dinner at 7.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
A Kojic acid based preparation could be used.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your details.

Most of the times the marks on face are due to formation of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation left after acne. The dull skin color is a relative feature which could increase or decrease according to the renewal of the skin.

Our skin contains a specific cell known as melanocyte. These are the cells which gives color to the skin. Whenever there is an overactivity of these cells then one can get marks or dull skin.

In my patients with your kind of problem I prefer to give a preparation with kojic acid and arbutin. These are safest of preparation used to reduce the marks. A pea size amount is sufficient for palm size area. It is to be applied at night time. A minimum of 3 to 4 months of time is required to see effect.

Additionally a sunscreen should be applied daily. A good nourishing diet with more red fruits is good to maintain the effect.

I hope this helps.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD Dermatology
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 22 hours later
Dear Doctor,
Can you please suggest some medicine name with it's substitute as on Internet it's showing that arbutin high quantity will cause serious side effect.There are several products on XXXXXXX and other sites.It will be great if you can suggest me some medicine name which can remove the marks faster without any serious side effect and lighting cream also .
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Eat lot of red and juicy fruits.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome back and thanks for posting your further concern.

These are basically prescription medication to be taken by a proper dermatologist. I suggest you to meet a dermatologist and these prescribed by a dermatologist. In my patients I suggest them to use either Melaglow rich or Carofit XXXXXXX cream to be applied at night time.

It would be best if you can get your skin analyzed by a dermatologist and accordingly get the best medication prescribed.

Do eat a lot of red fruits and juicy fruits on daily basis. Avoid direct sun exposure or long hours of computer activities.

With glowing skin wishes,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD Dermatology
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