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How to remove the black patches and pores on cheek?

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Published At April 3, 2016
Reviewed AtJune 26, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My age is 35. I have black patches on my face and pores on my cheek. Black patches first occurred three years ago for the first time. How to remove them and get fair skin? Please suggest.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query.

Black patches over the face may be most commonly postinflammatory pigmentation which occurs usually after acne (pimples) or any trauma. It can also occur due to sun damage which is termed melasma.

The Probable causes

1. Postinflammatory. 2. UV rays (sun damage).

Treatment plan

1. Start applying anti-pigmentary medications like Kojic acid (Kojivit) or Hydroquinone 2 % (HH lite) in the night only to the black patches for two weeks along with a sunscreen of SPF 26 and above in the morning to your full face three to four times like at 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM 2. Sunscreen can be continued for a long duration.

Regarding follow up

For further information consult a dermatologist online.--->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N
Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N


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