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Increased Skin Pigmentation

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Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi 93% (6497 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai  •  11 years experience
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Hello! This is Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi, practicing dermatologist from Andheri West.

A very common question ask to me is about pigmentation and darkness. Many patients do the mistake of self-treatment of pigmentation based on the advice of chemist or friends. This can be very dangerous as they end up buying steroid containing skin lightening creams. This not only causes steroid addiction but can also lead to numerous side effects which can result in steroid damage face. Pigmentation is a common problem with many causes. The cause of pigmentation can be determined with simple clinical examination and can be treated scientifically under the care of skin experts.

Most commonly people suffer from tanning, acanthosis or melisma. Apart from creams and tablets other modalities of treatment like chemical peels and mesotherapy can give good reduction and clearance of pigmentation. Please refrain from self-treatment and quackery at the behalf of chemist and friends. Please make an appointment with me on

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