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Iam dark brown and have white spots on face what can I use

By Anonymous August 7, 2017 - 5:10pm
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What can I use on my face brown face with white spots

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Without a diagnosis, we cannot guide you in what to do about these spots.

You may have Vitiligo - Vitiligo is a disorder in which white patches develop on the skin. The patches may also appear in the hair, eyes, and mouth. They may appear on any part of the body.

The white patches are due to the destruction of melanocytes cells. These cells in the skin make pigment. Loss of pigment causes the skin to become lighter. It looks especially lighter compared to normal skin nearby. This is why vitiligo is more visible in darker-skinned people.

The exact cause of the pigment loss is not known. Possible causes include:

The body’s immune system may destroy the melanocytes
Melanocytes may destroy themselves
Defective nerve cells may make toxic substances that harm the melanocytes
It is likely that a genetic defect make the cells more vulnerable to damage.

Please see a dermatologist for a diagnosis, Anon, and a treatment plan.

August 8, 2017 - 5:43am
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