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skin discoloration

Hi Derm, I have facial discoloration on the sides of my chin and cheeks, from using toothpaste for removal of pimples. Some spots on my face are burned from toothpaste, my skin is very sensitive and i wasn't aware of it, Can u please help. It is very noticeable!

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Stop using the toothpaste.You may be allergic to fluoride or other ingredients found in the toothpaste.

Wash your face with a mild and bland cleanser like cetaphil and do not unnecessarily touch or manipulate the area. Apply a sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 in your face and in the absence of redness, peeling or itchiness, you may exfoliate gently before applying a light moisturizer.

If the dark spots (are these spots?) persist, I suggest you seek consult with a dermatologist.Laser therapy and chemical peels may help with the dark spots if topical medications prove to be ineffective.
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