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What causes dark lines running down the sides of the nose?

Jan 2014
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I am 29 years old female and i am seeing slanting black lines from sides of my nose? Please see attached pics. What are these? I am worried as this is quite visible.
Wed, 23 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sunscreen and depigmenting cream

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image.
You seem to have pigmentation at the sides of nose. I suggest you to use a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day. At night you may use a depigmenting cream e.g Kojic acid cream (Kojic cream) over the affected area. It is prescription product.

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Follow-up: What causes dark lines running down the sides of the nose? 1 hour later
Considering oily skin which would be the best sunscreen
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Regarding sunscreen

Detailed Answer:

A gel based sunscreen Or one which clearly mentions - non comedogenic, non greasy and suitable for oily skin.

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