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I am facing skin darkening and whiteheads problem since 3 years.Please suggest some remedy or surgery, if needed.

Last Updated - Fri, Mar 16 2018

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I am 29 years old and a mother of 2 years baby. Most of my work is below roof, no work under Sun. I am facing face skin problem since 2003. I feel this is because in 2003, I used hair removal cream on face after that my face colour changed day by day and became darker. 
My body colour is different from face colour. My face skin layer is very thin. I have whiteheads under my eyes and forehead. These whiteheads are deep into skin and not removable. 
My face always seems very dull and dark. I drink a lot of water and milk and take proper diet as well. I can't use any cream. When I use, my skin become patchy and dull. And cream does not suit my face, itching starts after 3 or 4 days. 
I have already taken 3 peel but no results. I used Vichy product but no result found. Many types of products i have used but result is zero and skin become darker. 
What should I do? Any kind of surgery for fairer skin or whiteheads? Please help me. I am already fed up of cream, facial & peel. I am tired visiting skin consultants. Please give me positive response if possible for my face skin. 

Category: Dermatology


Dr. Sandeep Gupta

MD - Dermatology, Venereology, MBBS
University of Kerala

Your problem seems to be Acne as well as photopigmentation over your facial skin. For this usually a few tests are recommended to rule out hormonal imbalance. Also the pigmentation that you have on your face since 3 -4 yrs and whiteheads,since 13 yrs will require a chemical treatment alone to help. Creams and gels cannot ensure complete fairness treatment. 
Most Dermatologists in skin clinics have plenty of treatments that you can use for this after assessment of your skin type and skin texture. This will require physical treatments, such as laser for whiteheads. Meanwhile you can also use Sunclip gel spf 40 every 3hourly - Even if indoors. Also to protect from further damage and to help your current status, you can temporarily start to apply BILUMA CREAM peanut size amount over full face - Alternate night for 2 months. This has Kojic acid which is a potent skin whitening agent, however it does not compare to any treatment done and is only a temporary solution.


Acne

Most people develop acne, the most common skin condition -- to some degree, but it primarily affects teenagers undergoing hormonal changes.
Acne may be mild (few, occasional pimples), moderate (inflammatory papules), or severe (nodules and cysts). Treatment depends on the severity of the condition.


Causes of Acne

Acne is primarily a hormonal condition driven by male or ‘androgenic’ hormones, which typically become active during the teenage years. Sensitivity to such hormones, combined with bacteria on the skin, and fatty acids within oil glands, cause acne. Common sites for acne are the face, chest, shoulders, and back, the sites of oil glands.

Acne lesions include whiteheads, blackheads, small bumps, and nodules and cysts.

Though acne is essentially a normal physiologic occurrence, certain conditions may aggravate the condition, including:
          
  • Fluctuating hormone levels around the time of menses (women)
              
  • Clothing (for example, hats and sports helmets) and headgear

  • Manipulating (picking/prodding) acne lesions
            

Treatment of Acne

  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Hormone therapy
  • Retinoids (vitamin A derivatives)
  • Antibiotics

Dr. Sandeep Gupta

MD - Dermatology, Venereology, MBBS
University of Kerala

Dr. Sandeep Gupta is a Dermatologist in Delhi. He provides consultation services related to the field of dermatology, cosmetology and venereology.

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