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Pigmentation problem after colon surgery. Reduced with medication. Suggested melrio, not available. Any alternative?

Hi dr,I am 66years old. I ve always had a very clear skin with no pimples . Recently underwent a colon surgery in2012 May. recently I ve developed pigmentation on my face. My cheeks upper lip and chin has turned black. I met a dermatologist . He gave a sunban cream to be applied thrice a day and a night cream melalite. after applying for a month pigmentation has reduced. He changed the night cream and suggested that i should use melrio , which is not available. right track? please help.what should I do? a Am I on the
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Usually these lightening creams are prescribed in a condition called melasma.
Melrio is a combination of steroid, hydroquinone and retinoid. This has to be applied under supervision of dermatologist and is not for long term use.
Alternatives are lumaglo cream, or Triglow cream etc
Follow doctor's advice and you are on right track if you are having melasma.
Continue sunscreen.
hope this helped
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Answered: Tue, 11 Jun 2013
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