Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
144 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How to treat hyper pigmentation ?

i have a hyperpigmentation over my face and i consult with Dermatologist and he advise me apply melaglow and tablet vit c and to apply sunscreen .now it has almost one month and i don t see any difference.please suggest me what should i do?
Sat, 7 Apr 2012
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
Hyperpigmentation can occur due to a variety of causes like endocrine disturbances, exposure to sunlight, drugs like antibiotics, antiarrhythmics, and antimalaria drugs and in post inflammatory states.
There are a few things that I would like to clarify here. First of all, the sunscreen that you are using should have a 50-60 SPF and should cover both UVA and UVB. This needs to be applied 20 minutes before stepping out and every 2 hours thereafter. Further, you should also use an umbrella.
Other drugs which are used for treating hyperpigmentation include creams which contain tretinoin, azelaic acid and hydroquinone. Procedures like glycolic acid peels are also used sometimes.

These are prescription drugs and you would need to see a dermatologist for the same.
Regards
I find this answer helpful
Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear
Thanks for choosing HCM..,

HYPERPIGMENTATION of face is due to..,

a) Suntanning......due to sun.,

b) Endocrinal disturbances..due to congenital anomalies.,

c) Chloasma.....due to pregnancy.,

d) Melasma.....due to Hormonal disturbances in Menopause.,

e) Postpigmented inflammation..PIP...due to infections..,

f) Tenia versicolor...nigra...due to fungus..,

So evaluate the case....

follow this treatment..,

1) morning SUNSCREEN LOTION....,

Sunban.,Suncare and Melaguard..SPF 50.,

2) Night times use Kojic cream and vit C..,

3) Frequently use Moisturizing cream..,

4) Tab...Derantox contains....Betacarotene.and vit C.,

minerals..,

If not respond medically..,

A)Chemical peels.,

B) Dermarasion.,

C) LASER therapy..,

ok..consult dermatologist.....good luck.,

I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi ,I taking homeopathic treatment for perioral dermatitis but my facial skin is getting hyperpigmneted and doc referrred me Depiwhite cream(it...

Recent questions on  Laser

doctor1 MD

I am 30 years old and I'm about to get married in next 6 months. I have a tight fore skin and I want to get circumcision. I live in Bangalore and...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, I am Jack. I had my scan report confirming 16mm Kidney stone. I heard Billroth is good in Laser treatment for kidnay stones. What is...

doctor1 MD

hello sir,i m a 17 year old boy
the problem is that i have too much hair all over my body but that is not the main problem.I am getting hair all...

doctor1 MD

my daughter has a birthmark running all the way from her forehead to upper lip - red in colour. Very light on the forehead - but very intense on...

doctor1 MD

I have had a small bump on my tongue for about 10-15 years. It doesn't hurt and has never changed shape or size. I also chew my tongue when nervous...