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Dark lines around the sides of nose. Using sulfur wash, no relief. Treatment options?

I have dark lines around and on the sides of my nose and its just getting darker the more i try and remove them or rub to hard. What should i do? I have already seen a dermatologist and he gave me a sulfur wash and it did not work and i have been using it for a year and it seems like it s getting worst and it makes my face look super ugly. What to do?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there Jones.

I read your problem with interest & note you have tried a sulfur wash for over a year.

Dermatology However, is a 'visual' field & as such, it is always best to upload a good clinical photograph on this site that you can do using the upload data icon to the right of your screen.

Do visit a dermatologist on the ground nearest to you for best results.

In the interim, you may want to try a 2% hydroquinone base cream in the evenigs applied specifically on those lines & a good sunscreen applied each morning with an SPF factor of 30-50. Bioderma has one such 'spot cream' that has an inbuilt pigment reducing molecule.

Wish you a clear countenance soon. Cheers!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD.
Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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