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Improve Skin Tone

Having the perfect skin is everyone's dream. But due to current lifestyle, pollution and diet, we all have blemishes and uneven skin tones which we would like to even out. There are beauty creams, laser treatments, chemical peels as well as natural remedies you can try to improve skin tone.

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How to fix skin thinning caused by steroid-based whitening cream?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old. A year ago, I used steroid-based whitening cream, and now my skin is thin. How to fix it? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Bisma Khalid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have a few questions: How long ago did you stop using steroid creams? Are you currently using anything? From the image attached (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), I can see mild prominent t...  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 »

Could I use a glutathione injection to lighten my melasma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old female with bright wheatish skin color and melasma, for which I have been using the 5 % Cysteamine cream for the last seven days. But now I would like to take Glutathione injections for skin whitening. Please advise on this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The Cysteamine cream (Cysteamine Hydrochloride) that you are using currently is a great treatment for reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation which is caused due to melasma. Tranexamic acid tablets are also used f...  Read Full »

I am 26 years old, and I am concerned about loose skin. I am looking for suggestions to achieve tighter and glowing skin. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old, and I am concerned about loose skin. I am looking for suggestions to achieve tighter and glowing skin. Is there any safe injection or treatment that can help with this without causing side effects? Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understood your concern. I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions: Avoid direct sunlight exposure as much as you can. Wear sunglasses, and caps and cover exposed parts of the body all the time. Use sun...  Read Full »

Will using Restreta tablet for three months cause hormonal imbalance?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old girl. I have dehydrated and dull skin. My dermatologist recommended I use the Restreta tablet to improve my complexion. I have to take it twice a day before a meal. I want to know whether there will be any hormonal imbalance because of this tablet. Is it safe for me...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Restreta (Glutathione, Collagen, and L-cysteine) contains Glutathione, an antioxidant. It effectively prevents melanin synthesis in the skin, which helps in skin lightening. It is available in oral and injection forms. Oral capsules do not pr...  Read Full »

What is Kojivit gel used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have dusky skin that is brown skin. I want to become fair. Can I use Kojivit gel? Or any other dermatology cream can I use? My hands are also brown in color and full of tan. Do you suggest any creams to get fair? I want to become fair as my marriage is going t...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to One's skin color has two components. The first one is genetic, which cannot be changed. Every skin color is beautiful in its own way and we should learn to love our skin color and augment it and not hide or lighten it. The second component is acquired, which is due to th...  Read Full »

How can I keep my skin moisturized?

Query: Hi doctor, The use of moisturizer or face wash made my skin glow. If not for five to six days, my skin would become very dull even without any sun exposure. So, I used them regularly. But, I had stopped applying anything on my face for about three months and then my facial skin stopped responding t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to My inference from the above is that your skin is facing lack of oil. There is dryness which makes your skin vulnerable to sun and other external influences. Hence it gets dark. However, with moisturizer, the skin gets adequate moisture and hydration and stays supple and...  Read Full »

Please suggest products to improve the skin color of a 3 month old.

Query: Hi doctor, Please suggest a good soap, lotion, or massage oil to improve the color. She is three months old. I already tried using pigeon soap, pigeon lotion, tedibar, Cetaphil lotion, olive oil.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per evidence-based medicine, no such product can improve color. It is not advisable to use any product which can or has an effect on skin color. For massage, any oil which suits the baby (coconut oil, olive oil) will do. The baby regains its original color by the ...  Read Full »

How safe is it to use Glutathione capsules to improve skin complexion?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it safe to use Glutathione pills for skin whitening?  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Glutathione is used as a health supplement. It has good antioxidant properties. It prevents aging changes. It improves the immune system of the body. It is safe for adults of all age groups. Avoid intake of Glutathione pills if you develop sensitivity to it.  Read Full »

Will Kojivit cream and Clearmin soap help improve my skin tone?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My face tone looks uneven and very dull. Can I use Kojivit gel to improve my skin tone along with clearmin soap? Is clearmin soap good? Or please suggest any other soap.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may continue the use of Kojivit gel, which has Kojic acid. However, I would recommend you to replace Kojivit gel with Vitamin-C based creams. The soap you have mentioned is fine, but make sure you are following a good facial routine, which means cleansing, toning, a...  Read Full »

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