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Post Inflammatory Hypopigmentation Treatment

Dear Doctor

Hello dr I wuld like to ask what can I do to make my spots disappear I can’t wear short skirts because of them.

Post Inflammatory Hypopigmentation Treatment

Dear Patient

These dark spots on the skin are 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:

  1. Vitamin C like Olay Total Effects tone correcting night moisturizer and Neutrogena dark spot corrector.
  2. Vitamin B3 or niacinamide like Olay Total Effects tone correcting night moisturizer.
  3. Licorice extract like Dark Spot Corrector Kit.

3. Retinols

Retinols are found in products like the Dark Spot Corrector Kit and Neutrogena dark spot corrector.

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