Hyperpigmentation – what treatment is available?

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Hyperpigmentation Question:

Hi,

I was wondering what treatment you could recommend for hyperpigmentation?

I have a dark patch just beneath one eye extending to my temple and would be interested to hear what you would recommend to remove this. I wear suncream so that the patch does not get any darker.

Many thanks.

Hyperpigmentation Answer:

Hi,

Thank you very much for your enquiry.

I think you have done the right thing by avoiding the sun on the area as this will cause it to go darker. There are a number of lightening creams available for treating these areas and I would recommend the Obagi system.

I think it would be worthwhile looking for a practitioner in your area who specialises in this treatment. I wish you the best of luck if you decide to go ahead with this treatment.

Best Wishes,

Adrian Richards
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

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