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Suggest medication for lichen planus pigmentosus

I am havimg light brown/dark brown patches on my face,neck and arms. I contacted a doctor which treated me for 4 month as photocontact melanosis.I had chemical peels and De Tan for the same but of no use.i further contacted a doctor which is saying i am having LPP(lichen planus pigmentous).No one from my parental side is having this type of disease.what can be this disease? Is this curable? do i have to take any precaution?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
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Hello,

Lichen planus pigmentosus is a pigmentation disorder common in Asians and usually involves the sun exposed sites.
The pigmentation can reduce with treatment but not disappear completely.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney,
Dermatologist
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