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Are age spots common? Is there any treatment for them?

Are age spots common? Is there any treatment for them?

Yes: What we refer to as "age spots" include seborrheic keratoses (brown stuck on bumps) and lentigoes (flat brown patches). Both are hereditary, very common, and we tend to develop more with time. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing), lasers, ipl, chemical peels, curretting, cautery, etc. Treatment choice largely depends on the number of spot and how thick they are. ...Read more

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Age Spots (Definition)

Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more


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How many photofacial treatments will i need? The photofacial treatment seems too easy to be true. Is it really effective? How many times will I have to be treated by my doctor before my age spots are completely gone? .

Photofacial: Generally - few treatments - 3-6 - depending on a lot of factors. The specialist treating you will be a good guide there. It really works and works well. Very popular after the summer as well. You will be very glad you did it! ...Read more

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Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm

Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm

Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary. ...Read more

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What type of anti-aging treatments are available for hyperpigmentation? I am in my mid-fifties and i started noticing dark age spots on my cheeks and nose a few years ago. They are really starting to bother me. What kind of anti-aging treatments are avail

What type of anti-aging treatments are available for hyperpigmentation? I am in my mid-fifties and i started noticing dark age spots on my cheeks and nose a few years ago. They are really starting to bother me. What kind of anti-aging treatments are avail

Depends on spots: What we term "age spots" include seborrheic keratoses (thick brown bump) and lentigoes (flat brown patch). Both are hereditary and we tend to develop more with time. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing), lasers, ipl, chemical peels, etc. Treatment choice largely depends on the number of spot and how thick they are. If they are flat sun spots, one can start with a bleaching cream. ...Read more

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Do age spots darken?

Do age spots darken?

Possibly: Yes they can but you must consult a doctor to make sure it is not undergoing a malignant change. ...Read more

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Medicine for age spots?

There is none: Lasers can work well for some of these. Something called Levulinic Acid applied to the skin and followed by blue light or IPL can also work very well to remove certain of them, even precancerous lesions. You should see a dermatologist, preferably one with some cosmetic practice. ...Read more

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What causes age spots to form?

Aging: See pcp or dermatologist particularly if black colored irregular or raised. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedie for age spots?

Age Spots: When apple cider vinegar is mixed with onion juice and applied directly to the skin, it can help you to get rid of age spots and sun spots. Finely chop or blend an onion, and use a strainer or cheese cloth to squeeze and extract the juice. Take one part of apple cider vinegar and one part of onion juice and mix them together. Dab a cotton pad into the solution and apply it directly to age spot. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my age spots?

Lasers work best: Age spots are best treated with lasers. Some spots will also respond to chemical peels, microdermabrasion, liquid nitrogen and other superfically destructive treatments; however, laser treatments are the best. ...Read more

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What can I do for age spots on my face?

What can I do for age spots on my face?

Skin check first.: First, get a skin check. We need to rule out, and specifically treat any precancerous or cancerous lesions. If there are none, then you can look at modalities like ipl, facial peels, and laser peels or laser resurfacing, to improve the brown/ age spots. Retinols and retinoids can be helpful to lighten brown/ age spots. The daily use of an antioxidant sunscreen, on exposed skin cannot be overstated. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide lighten age spots?

No: See a dermatologist or your family doctor for a more effective treatment for age spots. ...Read more

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What is good for white age spots on skin?

See: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can get the best treatment for these spots. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of age spots on my body?

How do I get rid of age spots on my body?

Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Age spots on skin? What exactly are age spots?

Age spots on skin?  What exactly are age spots?

Age spots: The term ‘age spots’, or lentigines, refers to the brownish spots that, over time appear on your face and body as a result of overexposure to the sun. As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage. ...Read more

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What are age spots and how do you get rid of them?

Stop the sun first: This is not a medical diagnosis and many patients refer to age spots which could reflect a variety of lesions such as actinic keratoses, solar lentigines, melasma, lentigo maligna, and seborrheic keratoses. Some of these are benign and will respond to skin care with exfoliation and possible mechanical, chemical or laser peels or resurfacing. Others may benefit from Retin-A therapy or biopsy/excise. ...Read more

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Is there something i can use to coverup old age spots?

Is there something i can use to coverup old age spots?

Cover up age spots..: The most effective way I have found to cover up dark spots or age spots is to use a mineral powder like colorescience skin bronzing primer followed by a color matched pressed mineral or loose mineral powder. There are great treatments available to significantly improve or resolve age spots as well. Intense pulsed light (ipl) is one effective modality. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 17 year old have sun spots/age spots?

Yes: I have seen freckles in toddlers and these are "sun spots" from sun exposure. If your skin is prone to this already at your age, you need to be obsessive about putting on sun screen daily to all exposed skin or covering it up. Avoid mid-day sun if possible. ...Read more

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I am 63 and getting age spots. Anything on the market that will help get rid of them?

Hydroquinone 4%: There are many over the counter products for treating age spots. The most effective treatment is hydroquinone 4% (prescription strength.) all treatments work best when you use a good sunblock every day. ...Read more

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Any products you would recommenfd to use on not so severe hyperpigmentation and freckles or age spots that just wont go away?

Any products you would recommenfd to use on not so severe hyperpigmentation and freckles or age spots that just wont go away?

Vivite/laser/BBL: Generally sunblocks and scar care creams may help. More specific creams like vivite vibrance may help or bbl or laser treatments may help. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has had age spots on skin . But theres a.new group that has popped up overnight it seems. Hes looks sickly thin. pleaae direct me.

My boyfriend has had age spots on skin . But theres a.new group that has popped up overnight it seems. Hes looks sickly thin. pleaae direct me.

Skin cancer?: see dermatologist right away , could mean sign of other internal disease too if sickly looking, if smokes even more at risk ...Read more