. Dear Doctor
I have a big black dot on my nose please help me to remove it.
You do not tell us how you got the big black dot on your nose.
We see that you have other pimples on your face and if it developed after a pimple had healed it is what is known as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).
The home treatment of PIH includes the use of:
1. SPF 30 Sunscreen
Broad spectrum sunscreens that offer protection from UVA and UVB rays and that have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or above should be used every day. Sunscreens prevent the tanning of the hyperpigmented patches since this increases their fading time.
2. Skin Brighteners
Skin brighteners that can be used include those which contain:
- Vitamin C like Olay Total Effects tone correcting night moisturizer and Neutrogena dark spot corrector.
- Vitamin B3 or niacinamide like Olay Total Effects tone correcting night moisturizer.
- Licorice extract like Dark Spot Corrector Kit.
4. Camouflage Therapy
Camouflage cosmetics can also be used to cover up post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.