Kojic Acid

Kojic acid is the main ingredient in creams that are used for skin lightening, and to reduce sun damage, dark spots, and scars on the skin. It works by preventing the formation of the amino acid tyrosine, which is needed for melanin production. It is made from fermenting certain food items.

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How to treat darkness and uneven skin tone on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. My face and neck became black, especially on the forehead and chin. I have a very uneven skin tone now. Though I take good nutrition and proper hydration, I am not out of this. I roam averagely in sunlight. I see a more remarkable difference between my body an...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can use skin lightening cream. Use Kojic acid cream at night for one month, and Aziderm 20 percent gel at daytime. Use in the morning after washing your face and after 30 minutes and apply sunscreen over it. Take tablet Limcee (Vitamin C) 500 mg once daily ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the brown spots on either side of my face?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 37-year-old male. I have brown spots/pigmentation on both sides of the face (beside the nose) for four to five years. It is becoming larger. I never used any cream. The maximum time I am working inside the office. I am attaching photos. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and description. It looks like melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is an acquired pigmentation of sun-exposed areas. Areas that receive excessive sun exposure, includin...  Read Full »

Why does my face texture differ from body?

Query: Hello doctor, My face texture is darker than my body texture. I have tried many face wash, face whitening creams and face packs, but nothing seems to work. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem is very common especially in males. This is mainly due to working outside in sun which causes mild to severe tanning which you have (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Skin will become tan or darker due to sunlight. The photo exposed part b...  Read Full »

What does coarsened echotexture in liver ultrasound mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a wheatish complexion. Can you please suggest if I can use Kojivit cream for skin lightening?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can use Kojivit gel (Kojic acid) safely daily. But, it only removes extra tan from your skin. You can try using a Glycolic acid based face wash for better results of skin lightening. Make sure that you apply sunscreen every 5-6 hours. You can also g...  Read Full »

How to control skin sagging and fine lines in the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. My skin became dull and sagging. I always had dark circles, but now my eyes look sunken and skin especially around the eyes has become dry, loose, and fine lines are appearing. My hemoglobin level is 11 g/dL. I have no other health issues, and I had a baby two year...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use Nexglow cream at night for 20 days or Kojic cream at night for 20 days (on dark circles). Take tablet Limcee 500 mg once daily for 30 days. Use Ahaglow face wash twice daily for 20 days. Wash your face gently. For skin rejuvenation, other options are chemical ...  Read Full »

How to treat rash and acne on face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a regular rash on the chin. I regularly facing rash and acne on my chin due to this skin of chin got rough.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Contact with irritant? Do new cosmetic products use? Do oily greasy cosmetic products use? Pustules? Inflammatory papules? Excess scratching, popping, pricking lesion? Irritation? Itching? Pain? Burning? Oily skin type? Dust allergy? Stress? Drug history? Do rep...  Read Full »

How to treat ingrown hair and dark spots below the belly button?

Query: Hi I have a problem with ingrown hair and dark spots below my belly button. I don't know how to treat them. My skin tone is brown. It's been going on for year now. I pluck the few hairs that grow and they grow back but they leave dark spots and pimples. Thank you very much in advance  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com Hope you are having a good day and staying safe 1) I understand your concern, and from your history, please not that you are having a form of folliculitis, which is bacterial infection of the hair follicle, due to the ingrown hair. 2) Growth of ingrown hair can be aggr...  Read Full »

How to get rid of acne and acne scars?

Query: Hello, due to the pandemic I'm not allowed to visit a dermatologist in person. But my skin has changed for the worse drastically. Im a 16 year old student, but my face now looks old because of the following: So I had some dark spots cause from acne scaring and I decided to use the "AMBI skincare fad...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikash Paudel

Dermatologist

Answer: Hey Acne are common in teen ages in most if the people. They should not be much disturbed. They appear and slowly disappear with age. They are due to excessive sebum production from the oil gland in your face along with blockade of thise oil tract into the surface of skin aggravated by oily cosmeti...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for brown patches at the back of the neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I have black/brown patches on my back below the neck. The whole of my upper back portion has turned black/brown. It has been around 10 years this discoloration started but is now constant (not spreading) for the past 4-5 years.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is pigmented hairy epidermal nevus (Becker nevus or Beckers melanosis). The first appearance of this nevus is in adolescence. It presents as an irregular, hyperpigmented patch. Once present these nevi stabilize after several months or years. Becker nevus is a benign...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the best medicine for rosacea.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 year old female. My past medical history includes rosacea (15 years), perioral dermatitis (7 years), melasma and hyperpigmentation in the upper cheeks for three years and ADHD. I am currently under Noritate, occasional Elidel during flare up and Adderall 2.5 mg daily. My hyper...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, here I discuss everything one by one. You had rosacea and for that you were using Noritate (Metronidazole) and Ziana (combination of Clindamycin phosphate and Tretinoin). Since how long you were using these medicines? For rosacea, new creams have come which are b...  Read Full »

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