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Old 06-30-2003, 02:21 AM   #1
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Question Forehead Mark Discoloration and Cream

Hi, I"m a 20 year old hispanic male, brown colored. About 10 months ago I started picking at a zit that I saw forming on my forehead. Anyways, I picked at it so much I caused a scar to form. It's actually more like a dark color spot thats darker than MY skin color. It looks really bad and would like to get rid of it. My mother bought me a cream called: "Daggett & Ramsdell: Facial Fade Cream" The directions on it say it's for "...discoloration, freckles and age spots..."
Active Ingredients: Hydroquinone USP 2%

My question to all of you is, Do you think that it could work? Or know of anything that could definetly work. I'm really desperate now and willing to try anything.


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Old 06-30-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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yeah, i'm desperate myself since i got the same problem as u do. one thing to do is avoid the sun at all cost to avoid it getting darker. the scar is very suspectible to darkening and reddening.

one thing that helps a bit is a silicon patch. otherwise, i'm taking your route. which is using Hydroquinone, a melenin producting-blocker. btw, Hydroquinone is banned from europena countries and is limited to 2% in the US due to the long term negative effects. forgot what it is, but it pretty nasty. do some research on it.

Old 07-17-2003, 01:07 PM   #3
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Hydroquinone does block melanin but works extremely slowly, and is generally prescribed for slight skin darkening such as in women with "the mask of pregnancy" etc.
It is probable that by agravating the area you caused a melanin overgrowth--like a mole or freckle--but more aggressive. A dermatologist (or plastic surgeon) would be able to explain and would be the only rapid help. I sympathize with you b/c I also had a bump on my forehead that I picked at until a scar formed, but in my case it formed a cyst under the skin, and now I have a "lump" on my forehead which I will have to have excised by a surgeon. Good luck.

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