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Why do I have spots on my face

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: Depends on what type of spot. Best to see a cosmetic dermatologist.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Rid of Facial Spots: How best to get rid of facial spots depends on the appearance, color, cause, size, location and also your skin color. Are they flat, bumpy, red, brown... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Can take 1-2 weeks: But call your pediatrician with your concerns. This is a sign that the treatment isn't working, and it may be something else.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Usually about a week: If diagnosis of tinea corporal is right should start seeing improvement. If diagnosis is tinea versicolor then may not respond as well and reoc urence... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Evaluation: At age 53 it is not likely that you still need a mirena (levonorgestrel). The link between acne and Mirena (levonorgestrel) is very weak so this may n... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Pityriasis alba: Your child may have pityriasis alba which is abenign skin condition. It is self-limiting and usually clears without treatment. It leaves no scars or d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
White Facial Spots: White facial spots may be postinflammatory hypopigmentation meaning that irritation of the skin can cause a decrease in pigment. Treatment would be t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
See Spot...removed!: One of the best methods for easily removing brown spots on the face from excess sun exposure is the intense pulsed light laser or "IPL" for short. Thi... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Several options: First you need to have it looked at to make sure it is not anything suspicious for cancer. If it is hyperpigmentation topical hydroquinone/tretinoi (t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That depends on: what they are. There are different causes for skin discoloration. Regardless of what it is from, use your sun screen (with high SPF) regularly. A derm... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Use ABCD RULE: It's best to see a dermatologist but a good rule of thumb is the abcd guidelines to assess the potential for a melanoma which would've the most concer... Read More

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