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Dark skin on forehead around temples. Caused by acne? Cure?

I am wondering if any of you could help me? I have brown skin but on my forehead the skin is darker (black) but it is around the two temple areas, just on the two sides of my forehead, not everywhere. I do get acne but i don t know if this is caused by acne! is it bacteria? Does anyone what it is, or their a cure? any help will be useful to get rid of the black skin or to reduce the colour of it.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi, thanks for posting your query

you seem to have post inflamatory hyperpigmantation over temples due to acne or other causes like
-use of hair dyes, haircolour , hair oil
-creams over the face

Pigmentation is not caused by bacteria

you may use depigmenting creams like hydroquinone, kojic acid
-a sunscreen in the daytime even if indoors
sessions of chemical peels may be done

but the result depends on the extent and depth of pigmentation
you may contact a dermatologist nearby for the treatment

Hope this solves your query

Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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