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Dr Basu, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
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Experience:  MD
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I suffer from hyperpigmentation. Please can you advise what

Customer Question

Hello, I am South Asian and I suffer from hyperpigmentation.
JA: When did hyperpigmentation first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: Please can you advise what key ingredients I should be looking into when I purchase products.
JA: Got it. Have you seen a dermatologist about hyperpigmentation?
Customer: No I have had this for some time and it seems to have got worse recently
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 7 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Do you have generalized or localized hyperpigmentation?

Please upload a pic here.

Over the counter hydroquinone 4% cream can be tried daily at the areas of hyperpigmentation with special care not to apply over normal skin.
Best wishes,
Please reply back if you need any further clarification.
It was my pleasure to help you today.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Hi, please see attached a pic.
I am interested in more natural ingredients, which will really benefit South asian skin types.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 days ago.

This is known as acanthosis nigrans.

Can be seen with diabetes commonly.

Please get your blood sugar and hemoglobin a1c levels checked.

Naturally, you can try turmeric and sandalwood paste twice daily.

Best option will be laser treatment.