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Suffering from pigmentation and dark spots, taking Janumet, vitamin suprative and calcium. Solution?

Good evening doc am suffring from pigmentation a dark spot since 2 years have taken no of treatments but no results am 45 yrs old well maintained, lady i do walking, n yoga , am a diabetic, under went histraktamy, i take janumet 50/500mg n amryl 1mg, for diabetese i take vitamins suprative n calcium n vitamin e regularly.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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There could be many causes for pigmentation over face and hence the treatment protocol may vary according to underlying cause. You may follow these general recommendations to help with your concern
1) use a Glycolic acid based face wash like melawash. Keep it over face for two to three minutes then wash off. Little bit dryness is expected
2) use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above, even if staying indoors
3) take vitamin c, beta carotene and antioxidant supplements
4) apply hydroquinone 4 percent cream over dark spot. Withhold use if redness or irritation occurs.
These recommendations might help you out but I would still suggest to meet a dermatologist and ascertain cause of pigmentation. If topical creams alone do not help, chemical peels and lasers can be done to reduce pigmentation.
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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