Hi, I was diagnosed with morphea scleroderma about twelve years ago. It started with a dark linear mark on my lower back, which is still there, and then with a pure white circle on my cheek. The skin on these areas was very taut and dry feeling. Although the texture is better now, which may be due to the lotion I use, the spot on my face is not pure white any more. It is a different color than the rest of my face.
This year it has changed. I went to a dermatologist and he said it is just deterioration. Just? It is continuing to deteriorate, and I am afraid it is affecting my eye because the eyes are held in place by tissue. Friends have started noticing this a little. Luckily I wear glasses, but I am getting more self-conscious.
Hopefully, I will be seeing a doctor soon and maybe he can help. I just wanted to share with others. Although I know my case isn't serious or life threatening, it is my story and it concerns me.
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