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Suggest treatment for pigmentation on face

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: I have skin pigmentation on face. I consulted dermatologist. She prescribed advan hf cream. It was a remarkable difference, but after stopping this cream my face became darker than before. She prescribed carofit cream after stopping advan hf cream.
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
you may apply carofit cream

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern.
Advan hf cream is a triple combination cream containing Hydroquinone, tretinoin and flucinolone acetonide. When started, it initially improves the skin texture and tone but when continued for long may result in worsening of skin condition. Also when stopped suddenly, makes the skin darker and pigmented.
So it is better avoided for improvement of complexion. I prefer to advise depigmenting creams which are relatively safer like those containing kojic acid, glycolic acid, arbutin, vitamin C. You should apply a broad spectrum sunscreen regularly over all the exposed areas. Carofit is safe to use. You may apply it as advised by your doctor.
Another option is to get chemical peels done by an expert dermatologist. Visit your doctor and share my opinion with him. I hope it helps.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal (14 hours later)
My darkening of skin after stop using advan HF cream is curable. Iam so much depressed
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
it would improve gradually

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome back. Don't worry so much dear. The pigmentation usually improves within a duration of 2-3 months. It is better to start safer depigmenting creams as I mentioned in previous reply like those containing kojic acid, glycolic acid, arbutin, vitamin C.
Apply good amount of moisturiser over face 2-3 times per day. Protect your skin from direct sun exposure.
Your face would improve gradually. Do not get depressed.
Stay healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: you may apply carofit cream Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern. Advan hf cream is a triple combination cream containing Hydroquinone, tretinoin and flucinolone acetonide. When started, it initially improves the skin texture and tone but when continued for long may result in worsening of skin condition. Also when stopped suddenly, makes the skin darker and pigmented. So it is better avoided for improvement of complexion. I prefer to advise depigmenting creams which are relatively safer like those containing kojic acid, glycolic acid, arbutin, vitamin C. You should apply a broad spectrum sunscreen regularly over all the exposed areas. Carofit is safe to use. You may apply it as advised by your doctor. Another option is to get chemical peels done by an expert dermatologist. Visit your doctor and share my opinion with him. I hope it helps. Take care