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What is the cause of brown pigmentation on the cheeks in an aged person ?

hi,am 58 yr old housewife, am having light brown coloured patches in my both cheeks with no itching since few months. what is it and the reason for that?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Mar 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
this condition is known as melasma, caused by hormonal changes as in menopause in your conditions, also seen in ladies taking hormone replacement therapy and contraceptives
they generally resolve by themselves when the hormones set back to normal or once the medicines are stopped/pregnancy is over.
It can be tackled by using a skin lightening cream containing kojic acid, hydroquinone, for few months. consult a dermatologist for the right cream.

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Answered: Fri, 11 Mar 2011
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