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What causes black patches on the face?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Apr 2018
Question: Some area of my face skin has black patches. I used to not have it before. The remaining face skin is soft smooth and young. Please help in removing black patches and getting soft smooth and young skin. Please let me know of any cream that I can apply
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
remedy for melasma

Detailed Answer:
Hello. thank you.
I am Dr. kakkar (Dermatologist and Venerelogist). I have noted your concern.
Perhaps you have Melasma.
I suggest you to use a broad spectrum sunscreen (spf 50+) throughout the day. Reapply every 2 -3 hours.
At night you may use a kojic acid, hydroquinone, arbutin preparation e.g either Radant Lite cream, Depiwhite cream or Kojiglo forte cream for overnight application on black spots/ patches.
Use an exfoliating face wash containing alpha Hydroxy Acids like glycolic acid e.g either AHA Glow face wash or Tone n Glow face wash.
These are prescription medications and can have side effects like redness, irritation therefore i suggest you to use them under supervision and follow up of your local practitioner.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (8 hours later)
Currently, I am applying tretinoin cream.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding pigmentation

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

tretinoin cream is not specifically for the pigmentation.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (48 minutes later)
Can I apply tretinoin along with the creams you advised

Also, as I am just 26, my face skin is tender. But these dark patches are not tender and spoiling my appearance. Please help
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding pigmentation on face

Detailed Answer:
hi.

Tretinoin cream makes the skin slightly senstive and prone to irritants..Therefore I suggest you to stop tretinoin cream while you are using the skin lightening creams

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes black patches on the face?

Brief Answer: remedy for melasma Detailed Answer: Hello. thank you. I am Dr. kakkar (Dermatologist and Venerelogist). I have noted your concern. Perhaps you have Melasma. I suggest you to use a broad spectrum sunscreen (spf 50+) throughout the day. Reapply every 2 -3 hours. At night you may use a kojic acid, hydroquinone, arbutin preparation e.g either Radant Lite cream, Depiwhite cream or Kojiglo forte cream for overnight application on black spots/ patches. Use an exfoliating face wash containing alpha Hydroxy Acids like glycolic acid e.g either AHA Glow face wash or Tone n Glow face wash. These are prescription medications and can have side effects like redness, irritation therefore i suggest you to use them under supervision and follow up of your local practitioner. Regards