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Dark Spots

Dark spots are also called hyperpigmentation. It is caused due to acne scars, excessive sun exposure, and hormonal changes. Patches appear on the skin, and they seem to be darker than the surrounding skin. It often occurs when there is an increased production of melanin. It is treated by taking Hydroquinone creams and Retinoid solutions. Another option that is used to lighten the dark spot is laser treatment and chemical exfoliators.

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I have dark spots on my penis and scrotum. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few dark spots on my penis and scrotum. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do you have any itching, burning, or pain? Reply with details. It will help to advise you properly. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

I have pimples and dark spots after discontinuation of Skinlite cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am using Hydroquinone, Mometasone and Tretinoin cream for five years now, after applying this cream my skin tone became fairer. But when I did not use it for two days my face started looking darker. I also have pimples and dark spots. Kindly suggest which cream to use.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Pimples are commonly caused due to oily skin and sometimes hormonal changes. I suggest you follow the below instructions: 1. Do not use hair oil and sticky cream on the face. 2. Avoid oily food, chocolates, and milk p...  Read Full »

I have dark feet for last 5 years. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with dark feet for over five years. I cannot recall how the problem started. I have tried all the lightening creams, but nothing works. Peeling it will clear for a while and then go back darker. I noticed that when I was pregnant, my feet cleared fairly, and my s...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This hyperpigmentation may need evaluation by a dermatologist, as seen in the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) if it is only present on the feet. Avoid friction, irritation, irritants or chemicals, tight-fitting wear, and too much washing ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to use Kojivit gel for the dark spot caused by sunburn?

Query: Hello doctor,Due to the use of Skinlite, I have sunburn on my face and now it looks like the dark spot. But I am using Kojivit gel for a dark spot. Is Kojivit gel good for the dark spot?  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must use a broad-spectrum sunscreen throughout the day. Reapply every 2 to 3 hours. Sun protection is important to treat facial pigmentation. At night you may use a Kojic acid cream (Kojic acid, Lactokine Fluid, Axeloglicina) rather than Skinlite (Hydroquinone, M...  Read Full »

I have had a dark patch around my lips. How to get rid of this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about a black ring around my lips. I used to lick my lips a lot during the winter, and it would get red all around my lips, and then it turned black and did not go away. What can I do to get rid of it? It does not itch anymore. It just bothers me. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your descriptions and given picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it can be PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) around your lip. I would suggest the lip cream with the following. Common...  Read Full »

Why does the skin around the right side of my bottom lip appear dark and itchy?

Query: Hello doctor, The skin around my bottom lip on the right side has darkened overnight. I have no idea why this is happening. Initially, the skin was flaky, but now I have itching. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history and image provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems like an allergic reaction called dermatitis. It appears around the lips for multiple reasons, including eating seasonal berries, especially strawberries, exposure ...  Read Full »

How to manage acne dark spots on my back, upper arm, and chest?

Query: Hi doctor,Because of body acne, I have a lot of dark spots on my back, upper arms, and chest region. I have been using a dark spot corrector with little results. I was wondering if there was a treatment that could help fade all my dark pigmentation instantly or quickly. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Use mild skin care products well formulated to eliminate the spots left behind the acne. 2. Use a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) exfoliant daily. 3. Alpha hydroxy acids (Glycolic or Lactic Acid) can help fade uneven skin tone. 4. Use a broad-spectrum (SPF 30) sunscree...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a high number of red spots on my face, which include pimples and dark spots. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of dangerous skin inflammation (possibly referring to the face). I am currently experiencing a high number of red spots on my face, which includes pimples and dark spots resulting from pimples, chickenpox, and from an accident. I am currently using a clear neem face w...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Pimples are often related to hormonal changes and can be exacerbated by oily skin. To manage and prevent pimples, I suggest you consider the following recommendations: Avoid using hair oil and any sticky creams on your face. Limit the con...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old with pimples and dark spots over my cheek. How to have clear skin?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old, and I have concerns regarding my skin. I have pimples with no white heads over my cheek area (left and right cheek) with some dark spots as well. May I ask for your suggestions? I badly want to have clear skin. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ekansh Shekhar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.I suggest you use the following:1. Oil control face wash twice a day (for oily and combination skin). In case of dry or sensitive skin, vitamin C face wash twice a day. 2. Moisturizer Cetaphil (Water, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, and Cetea...  Read Full »

How can I remove the pimples and dark spots on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I just wanted to remove the marks from my face. These pimples and dark spots on my face disturb me a lot.  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is typical acne with blackheads or comedones. I would advice use acne soaps containing Benzyl peroxide once daily in the morning and start cream or gel Clindamycin 5 % on the affected area after washing face in the morning. For soap and gel, ask pharmacists as it com...  Read Full »

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