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3/16/15

A Dermatologist Visit: Moles, Pigmentation, Etc.


So I finally visited a dermatologist after putting it off for months. Mr.CZ was like, "I'm just going to call and book an appointment for you. I don't care what you say anymore."

***Before you continue reading this post, please keep in mind that I'm in no way giving you medical advice. Your own dermatologist or family physician is always the best person to go for the best advice on anything concerning your skin & health. I'm just sharing my experience and the products recommended to me only for reference. Like, I'd love to know what other people's dermatologists are recommending for the same skin issues, so that I can ask my own doctor about those products.


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Derm: "Hi, Cynthia. I was waiting only for you (Not like Richard Marx , I was his last appointment). Come, come, sit. Tell me."

Me: "Hi, Doctor. So I have this mole (on my neck)....I think it's changed....sometimes it...."

Derm: "Oh, nothing to worry about! See, if the mole doesn't ooze or bleed, there's no need to worry about it."

Me: "....sometimes it itches....and I think it got a bit bigger...."

Derm: "It looks fine, don't worry.... *then he spoke too fast* .....heart is a small organ & skin is such a BIG organ."

Me: "So, there's no need for a Biopsy and such?"

Derm: "Nah! See people in the West....the skin is thin.....pigmentation.....and we people here....*again, he spoke too fast & I have the attention span of a 5-year-old*"  

(Mr.CZ later explained to me that what he said basically is that white skin that burns easily when exposed to sunlight is more susceptible to serious skin problems.)

Me: (Please finish speaking, so I show you my other skin concern! Gawd, these jeans have gotten so tight, I hope I can still pull them up to show him my legs. Okay, go!) "Doctor, I also wanted to show you these red bumps on my legs that I got after waxing...."

(I got these tiny red bumps on my legs last year after waxing during my 2nd month of pregnancy, I think, and they got worse coz of the hormones maybe. I didn't want to use any strong medicated creams during pregnancy, so I thought let it be. Then the heaters in winter made them appear again. They kept re-appearing and spreading, so it's time for a permanent solution.)

Derm: "Oh, this is just Folliculitis. I'll prescribe a cream. I always tell people to just use lotion for dry skin!"

Me: "But I do use lotion."

Derm: "Which lotion?"

Me: "Uh....lots." (The Body Shop, Nivea, Vaseline, Soap & Glory....Them beauty products are my drug, bruh!)

Derm: *Smiled like I was lying to him.*

Me: "Body washes are okay to use? They're not the cause?"

Derm: "With any skin concern, I always recommend a neutral soap. DOVE. That's all."

Me: "Okay. Another thing, Doctor. I got this brown line during pregnancy...."

Derm: "Oh, stretch marks."

Me: "No, that line in the center....below the belly button....Linea Nigra."

Derm: "Oh, Linea Nigra. That's normal."

Me: "No, I want to remove it."

Derm: "Okay. I'll prescribe a cream for pigmentation. It will lighten it."

Me: "Does this cream work for pigmention on the face too? Like Melasma and....."

Derm: "You don't have pigmentation! =D"

Me: "No, I'm just asking =D" (For my blog readers & others interested)

Derm: "Yes, it does."


It may seem like the doctor was quite rude for interrupting me all the time, but he's actually very nice. Unlike other doctors who want you to go visit them all the time, he told me to just email him a photo of any skin problem anytime. He said "Just click and send. No need to come see me!" =)


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So below are the 3 products he prescribed for me:


For Rashes/Folliculitis ~ Lishkara Body Lotion. Enriched with Vitamin E, Dead Sea Minerals & Squalene. I see the first ingredient is Aloe Vera. I feel this lotion is quite over-priced, and that maybe the doctor have some kind of deal with the company that makes it. I can't even find it on Google for Pete's sake...Haha! But I've used it, and it does soothe my skin. It smells like that veteran soap - LifebuoyPrice: Rs.499.

For Moles (in case they itch) & Folliculitis ~ Fucibet. Price: Rs.39.90

Pigmentation ~ DepiWhite Intensive Depigment Cream. Claims to fade brown spots & even out complexion. Active ingredients are: Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Aluminium Silicate, Ascorbylmethylsilanol pectinate & Lactic Acid. Price: Rs.235/15 ml)


That's all. So far, everything feels better. Even my mole looks normal again. Sometimes you just need to hear it from a doctor, coz Google will straight away make you think you're dying! =D


I've yet to try the Depiwhite Cream, so will let you know if it works after a while. I will send it to some people with thick face pigmentation too, so that I'll get some feedback from them.


Have any of you tried these products before?

Have a great week all! <3



Since some of you want blog posts on baby products, I will be posting them on my 2nd blog www.cz-loves.com:

http://www.cz-loves.com/2015/03/baby-bather-i-love.html
To read, please click on pic or HERE



11 comments:

  1. Aww I always wanted that brown on my belly from being pregnant :D
    One of my daughters has a slight brown line on her stomach so she'll get it when has babies, lucky.

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    1. Hehe... that's an odd thing to want! :D

      <3

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  2. Aww I always wanted that brown on my belly from being pregnant :D
    One of my daughters has a slight brown line on her stomach so she'll get it when has babies, lucky.

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  3. Great post!
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  4. I want to change my dermatologist. I am not happy with her and was looking for a new one and he seems like a nice doctor. Can you tell me his details please? :)

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  5. Hi CZ! I have used Fucibet when I got allergy due to mosquito bites. I had gotten lot of itchy pimples on my feet & they kept getting darker. This cream plus some medicines made them vanish in 2-3 days. My derm had told me to avoid eating fish, groundnuts (plus some morestuff) till its gone as they aggravate the allergy.
    I love my derm! Anything sheprescribes make my skin allergies go away soon.
    xo,
    My Beauty Blog

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  6. Cynthia, i can actually write an essay on this topic sob sob! I suffer from 3 unique kinds of pigmentation problems, now under control .i have tried several docs , finally discovered Dr. Rajiv Sekhri, he is an ace dermatologist with a very accurate diagnosis, he is known for treating difficult skin problems and i am a live example. he might not pamper your cosmetic needs, but he will give you scientifically approved treatments to the best of his ability.he is will not suggest you superficial over the counter ineffective commercial beauty creams and products. but he knows his job well. three tips to prevent pigmentation... stay away from fragrant products and perfumes, avoid using amla and mustard oil, prescription Retinols are the best beauty creams. period.

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  7. Great Post! Try posting more often (i know u very busy with the baby :) but i love to see ur posts pop in my feed :*

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  8. excellent post dear ! The dermat seems to be so nice ... most of them want us to visit back again and again
    xoxo

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  9. Nice post...have been a silent follower of ur blog...:)
    May i knw the dermat u visited?

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  10. Nice post...have been a silent follower of ur blog...:)
    May i knw the dermat u visited?

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