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Pigmentation marks on upper lips, cheek bone. Suggestion for pigmentation cream?

hi my name is dee.and im 24...i got pigmentation mark on my upper lips and my cheek bone. i hardly get time for anything coz of ma work and collg timing so i never able to get out for a skin doctor.the pigmentation appear just a month ago. plz suggest me a pigmentation cream which is lite for skin and which i can use normally . my skin is normal in summer but it usually became so dry in winter. regular sun cream r not that effective (lutus,garnier etc) plz suggest me a sun cream that will help my dry winter skin + protects my pigmentation. ur advice will b highly appreciated .
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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hi..thanks for your query..
From the clinical picture described, I feel you have something called Melasma.also known as Chloasma faciei,is a dark skin discoloration. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women..The symptoms of melasma are dark, irregular well demarcated hyper pigmented patches commonly found on the upper cheek, nose, upper lip and forehead. Melasma does not cause any other symptoms beyond the cosmetic discoloration.Treatments to hasten the fading of the discolored patches include:
Topical depigmenting agents, such as hydroquinone (2%) creams available OTC in many countries
Chemical peels.
Laser treatment.
It is extremely essential to use a broad spectrum sunscreen throughout the day , with repetitions every 3-4 hourly,not only when outside, but also even indoor or while cooking/using computer etc.Please use a medicated sunscreen e.g..Cetaphil and be very regular in the same and melasma is increased by UV exposure.
Hope this helps..Take care!
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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