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Pigmentation on cheeks.

I hv pigmentation on both cheeks.already used many creams by dermats.no metabolic diseases or thyroid.not on any regular medications.pl advice.very distressed
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Venkat Raghav Bangalore | General Physician
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Melasma is a chronic skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. Sun exposure and sun damage—this is the most important avoidable risk factor.Pregnancy—in affected women, the pigment often fades a few months after delivery.Hormone treatments—oral contraceptive pills containing oestrogen and/or progesterone, hormone replacement, intrauterine devices and implants are a factor in about a quarter of affected women. Use broad-spectrum very high protection factor (SPF 50+) sunscreen applied to the whole face every day. It should be reapplied every 2 hours if outdoors during the summer months.consult dermatologist for more information.
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