Our expert says:
Hi Loyiso, thank you for the question.
From your description it seems that the marks on your cheeks are pigmentation. There are a number of alternative options for the treatment of pigmentation such as sun avoidance, SPF applied several times daily, superficial chemical peels, topical depigmenting creams, and ablative fractional treatments that are safe to use in darker skin individuals (such as Syneron’s Matrix RF). If the topical product prescribed by the dermatologist was helping (most probably hydroquinone) then one may consider a lighter percentage to reduce the sensitivity. Unfortunately I am not aware of any of the dermatologists in PE.
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