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Skin discoloration

I am a 28 yr old woman. I have two children of whom the youngest is 8. I have skin discolorations on my cheeks and lower face that look like i got a tan with shades on. In looking back at pictures, it had to have appeared in the last 2 years. Is there a home remedy treatment for this? or do i need to go see a doctor...if there is anything that can be done at all.
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Hello,
This skin discoloration is due to melasma. It 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.

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