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Age Spots Any Treatment
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
Any products you would recommenfd to use on not so severe hyperpigmentation and freckles or age spots that just wont go away?
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
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