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Face Skin Discoloration

Hi,

I have discolorations (hyperpigmented) on my cheeks (left, right and bottom sides of my lower lips) and on the sides of my nose. And also on my cheek bones. I am dark skinned so it is hard to notice the discoloration, but i can see it clearly. I am not sure what this is, I used to have pretty clear skin, this discoloration started happening a year ago but i thought it would fade away eventually.

Looks like it has gotten worse.

I have recenlty started exfloiating, its been a month i feel clean & good after the exfoliation but my skin tone is still not even. I also wear sunscreen and moisturize regularly. I live a lifestyle of a bodybuilder, so my diet is very healthy and i am very well hydrated.

Could any of the experts please give some adivce or solutions?

Thanks,
Peter
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563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
This hyperpigmentation on the face can be due to melasma. Mealsma is one of the commonest causes of hyperpigmentation of the face. Melasma is caused by hormonal changes, which stimulate a temporary increase in your body's production of melanin. People with darker complexions are more prone to this condition than people with lighter skin.

Treatment options include treatment with vitamin C and hydrocortisone, peel with carbon dioxide snow and alexandrite and ND-Yag Q-Switched laser treatment preceded by a hydroquinone-based application. Please discuss these options with your dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


1356959 tn?1488979548
Hello, I have an ace problem since i was 14 years now i'm 25. I also have this white-yellowish thing that comes out of my face. I have used so many products and none have worked effectively. A week ago i had my first time visit to the dermatologist. He gave me Ginette 35 tablets, Epic wash and Skinoren.  I'm dark in complexion and my skin tone is not even due to this acne espically my forehead. The dermatologist said my skin is too oily. I;m on my fourth day using the products. Has anyone ever used these products and could they cure my acne for good?
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