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White patches and dark spots on face?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots.

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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have dark patches on my face?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
May be normal: It can be normal for dark skin patients to have irregular discoloration of their skin. It is also possible you have melasma which is caused by the sun plus the hormones in your body. This is usually treated with bleaching creams and sun screens.
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How to face be white when apear dark?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
A number of Rx: Hydroquinone is one of the more common and effective treatments for hyperpigmentation, but there are other alternatives: tretinoin (Retin-A) creams, corticosteroid, azelaic or glycolic acid. They certainly can be applied only in selected areas. Your best approach is to work with a good dermatologist...and to vigilantly wear sun block! Good wishes:)
A 19-year-old member asked:

How can I reduce dark spots on the face ?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Many options: There are many options including using topical creams such as bleaching creams (hydroquinone, kojic acid, elure), microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, chemical peels, lasers (noninvasive lasers such as ktp laser work the best with least side-effects, ruby, alexandrite, nd:yag lasers), invasive lasers (co2, erbium, fractional co2, fraxel), ipl (intense pulsed light).

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