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Question: Red patch on one side of face


 tommy1985 - Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:52 am

I am a 24 yr old male. I have had a large red patch on one side of my face (cheek) since I was 18. The area was quite pigmented to begin with, so I have undertaken many lazer treatments and skin lightening serums for hyperpigmentation with little or no effect. I don't believe the problem lies with pigmentation, but more with the redness of the area which can before flushed/enflamed at certain times and when touched. The area also has small raised bumps, which were at first maily caused by beard growth. I had hair remeoval treatment over the area a couple of years ago which helped improve the appearance, but the problem is still there. I am looking for any opinions or advice to combat the redness. I have tried anti-redness serums and creams also had some lazer test patches to target the redness but nothing seemed to change.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:45 am

User avatar Hello,Before undertaking any treatment first the diagnosis needs to be established.There are number of causes for localised facial erythematous patches.They may range from occult fungal infections,bacterial like erysepalas,connective tissue disorders like lupus tumidus, a patch of hansen's disease,photodermatitis,and post inflammatory pigmentation.
You may need a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis.Treatment would be based on clinical and histopathological diagnosis.
Best wishes.

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