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Suggest treatment for skin lightening

Jan 2014
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hello sir i have very dry, sensitive skin ,medium skin tone and few acne marks.i heard a lot about demelan cream for enhancing fairness.i am 28 years old female.i am indian. can i use this for prolong period? will it suit to my very dry skin? can i use this cream in morning as well or i have to use sunscreen in morning? what supplement would be preferable with the cream? i have used neosporin cream on my entire face for last 7 days. and yesterday i have used vetnovate -n .i did this treatment myself to cure the red itchy bumps and patches on my one chick and skin is very very dry and sensitive.wherever i used to itch the particular area became pigmented. cream i used has solved problem initially. i am using some or other fairness cream from last 6 years. i have not dermatitis on my face for which i am seeking is only on my hand for which i am taking Corticosteroids and esteroids prescribed by doctor. on face the problem appeared very recently and is totally different from my hand problem.i am basically seeking medicine to cure dryness and enhance fairness. suggest me some cream which i can use for long term. i am currently also taking homeopathic medicine for my cronic asthma and sea cod tablets. i take azeflo nasal spray when once in a week(no proper time is fixed ,whenever i feel nasal conjestion and like sneezing) thanking you in anticipation
Posted Fri, 7 Mar 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 39 minutes later
Brief Answer: Begin with once daily application of Demelan Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM Demelan cream contains 3 active ingredients, i.e. alpha-arbutin, kojic acid and glycolic acid. Indications for using this cream are: -Pigmentation/tanning/post-acne hyperpigmentation/Rejuvenation: Glycolic acid, kojic acid and arbutin are skin lightening agents. Glycolic acid is in addition is a mild exfoliant and thus helps in acne control as well. Glycolic acid also delays the onset of fine lines and wrinkles, if used regularly The advantage with this cream is that it can be used over long term. To begin with, I usually ask my patients to use this cream only once daily, in the night. After 1-2 weeks if the patient tolerates the cream well, it can be used twice daily i.e morning and evening. In morning it can be applied before sunscreen. Side effects that can develop with this cream are irritation and redness. Thus it should be used only once daily initially followed by twice daily as tolerance develops. Since you mentioned that you have dry, sensitive skin therefore you should begin with once daily application and then can switch to twice daily application after 1-2 weeks. While you are using this cream you should avoid using any other products that may contain AHA(Alpha hydroxy acids) because of risk of cumulative irritation. Since you have a dry skin therefore you should use a gentle cleanser for face wash e.g Cetaphil cleansing lotion and avoid using soaps on your face. Also use a broad spectrum sunscreen, that which offers both UVB and UVA protection, throughout the day Hope this answers your query take care regards
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thanks for your reply can i use ponds age miracle serum and cream in morning ? they are packed with sunscreen. would ingredients of pond compliments the prescribed cream ? i dont have any direct exposure to sun. pond serum INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Glycerin,Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycolic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Ethylhexly Methoxycinnamate,PEG-10 Dimethicone, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Acetamide MEA, Pentasodium Aminotrimethylene Phosphonate, Parfum, Titanium Dioxide, Bht, Mica/Titanium Dioxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Retinol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cholesterol,Stearic Acid,Sucrose Distearate,Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate,Butylene Glycol,lodopropynylButylcarbamate,IronOxide. ponds cream Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide/Alumina/Methicone, PEG-10, Dimethicone, Potassium Chloride, titanium Dioxide/dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Mica/Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Perfume, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Cholestrol, DMDM Hydantoin, Sucrose Distearate, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Acetamide MEA, Disodium EDTA, Ammonium Lactate, Retinyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed oil, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, BHT, CI 17200 cream cointain spf 15 if i can not use above mentioned cream and serum suggest me any good sun screen for very dry and sensetive skin. also guide me whether any home remedy or parlor facial are forbidden while using demelan cream? can i use demelan cream over an year ? what is potencial side effect of using this cream for sach a long period? is demelan will chemically exfoliates the skin ? demelan can be used as make up base? it will not react with any cosmetic ingriedent?
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ponds age miracle cream also contains AHAs and Retinol Apart from the ones listed above . This I took from the Unilever site where they talk about the age miracle range. should i continue ponds with prescribed cream? please also suggest me any ointment for my hand dermatitis . i use betavate-n cream for my hand when itchy flaky rash appears.this cream cures the rash but that particular area gets black and patchy. so please do suggest me any cream for fadding these scars. regards
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 8 hours later
Brief Answer: Begin with once daily application of Demelan Detailed Answer: Hi. Demelan cream should not be used with any of the OTC products containing AHA, Retinol because of the risk of irritation. You can use a lotion based sunscreen for dry sensitive skin e.g Suncros lotion. You can use Demelan cream for as long as you want. Side effects of this cream can be mild dryness and irritation, therefore i suggest you to begin with once daily application at night. Glycolic acid is a mild exfoliant. It is beneficial for acne control, pigmentation and is also an antiageing molecule. I wont recommend it for using as a make up base because occlusion effect of makeup can lead to irritation Use a mild cleanser for face wash e.g Cetaphil cleansing lotion. For hand dermatitis use a good moisturizer twice daily and apply a potent steroid based cream like Lobate-Gn for the patches. take care regards
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also suggest me doctor can i use glyco 12 and microdermabrision ? if yes guide me when and how to use it with demelan ? Wil these cream suit dry flaky lifeless checks which also have some superficial scars ? suggest me any cream wich contains glyco 12 with lots of moisterizing agent avaible in india. you have already told me to stay away from AHA but i am asking again in this regard as i have read many positive reviews of both creams.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 8 minutes later
Brief Answer: Glyco-A 12% Detailed Answer: Hi. Yes you can use dermabrasion with Glyco A for rejuvenating your skin. Glycolic acid is also an AHA therefore Demelan cream which contains glycolic acid should not be used along with any OTC product like you mentioned Pond age miracle or serum because both of them together can produce cumulative irritation. My point of advising you against using AHA was based on this reason only (because demelan cream already conatins AHA i.e glycolic acid and if you are using any more AHA in cream that you mentioned it might lead to irritation). Glyco-A 12% is a good choice. It also contains glycolic acid. Please dont use both glyco A and demelan together because they are essentially the same products from different companies. you can use either one of them. You can combine either Demelan or glyco-A 12% with Dermabrasion. regards
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