Severe Hyperpigmentation on Face and Neck

I have severe case of hyper-pigmentation, face and neck are dark (as if done extreme labor under sun)& very fair body makes me two person with two skin tones. I use as follows 1. sunblock (Neutrogena SPF 70) - this blocks gives me extreme tan even when i am just sitting in my car, not actually under sun. 2. Gyclic peel 50% (once a month) 3. AHA cream at night 4. topical Vit C cream before sunblock. I am 30 yr old female. pls help, give me good sunblock which doesnt give me TAN

Doctor Answers 2

Hyperpigmentation of Face, Neck and Decollate : IPL Treatments

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IPL ( intense Pulse-Light) treatments can give varying results from treatment to treatment depending on how much pigmentation correction is needed. We refer to the blotches you refer to immediately after treatment as "coffee grounds" effects. These are most likely sun-damaged layers in the epidermis that will slough off within the first 1-2 weeks. Deeper pigmentation will continue to resolve over time and with successive treatments.l
We find that the Sciton laser is exceptionally effective at treating  with Broad Band Light ( BBL ) for most skin types for sun-damaged and uneven skin color.

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Great Sunblocks

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Some of the best sunblocks on the market are Tizo3, Solar Protection Formula, and Anthelios. Tizo3 and Solar protection formula may be purchased by calling a dermatologists office that dispenses it. Another website that sells anthelios and other sunscreens may be found online at ThinkGreenSunscreen.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

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