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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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The pigmentation of my nose specifically has been left badly

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The pigmentation of my nose specifically has been left badly damaged from sun-burn years ago as a teenager.
It appears red in contrast with the skin tone of the rest of my face.
I am wondering if there are any treatments available to remedy this.
JA: The Dermatologist can help. To begin, when did the burn first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: it's not a burn as such just redness this is a long tim ago
JA: Thanks for that. Have you seen a dermatologist about the burn?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your answers. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dermadoc replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

NOTE - All phone call requests are auto-generated and please ignore these requests. I would prefer discussing your concern through chat.

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Could you send me a photo of the condition at your convenience?

Please send a picture in jpeg/jpg or png format. You can send it using the paper clip sign just above the space where we are typing

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

In case you cannot send a picture, please let me know

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can I am just getting the picture
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
File attached (QL1MT5V)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
dunno does that do it justice
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
lighting isn't great
it's red in skin tone
Expert:  Dermadoc replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the pictures. i will review them and get back to you in 5 - 10 mins with my recommendations.


Expert:  Dermadoc replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for your patience.

The nose could be red due to rosacea.

Rosacea can be difficult to keep in check at times.

I would like to suggest the following modalities of treatment:-

1. metronidazole gel thrice daily is very effective.

2.. ivermectin cream once a day

3.. elidel cream twice daily.

You might require a prescription for these creams.

I understand that in the current pandemic, it may not be easy for you to get a prescription from your doctor. hence, i would recommend a few measures which should help:-

1. rosacea aggravates due to alcohol, spicy foods, smoking.

Hence i would request you to avoid all these.

2. Stress also aggravates it, recently we all have been stressed around the world. try some destressing things that you enjoy.

3. Sun or light exposure also aggravates rosacea. Its recommended to apply a sunscreen before stepping out and also when you area at home as artificial sources of light can also aggravate it.

4. use a mild cleansing lotion like cetaphil.

5. moisturize your skin daily.

6. bioderma anti redness cream can be applied twice a day

I hope my recommendations are helpful.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could I get a prescription for those creams
Expert:  Dermadoc replied 1 year ago.

i am sorry about that as the site does not allow us to write prescriptions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dermadoc replied 1 year ago.

no, i mean we cannot provide prescriptions in any manner

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dermadoc replied 1 year ago.

thanks for understanding