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I have lots of age spots on my arms and legs. Are there any home remedies available to lighten or reduce the appearance?

I have lots of age spots on my arms and legs. Are there any home remedies available to lighten or reduce the appearance?

Age spots: I know of no effective home remedies to lighten or reduce their appearance. Particularly if due to sun exposure, I would first make sure to be evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure there are not more concerning skin issues, before focusing on the use of products that will lessen on lighten these age spots. Topical creams and laser or light treatments can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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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Had a cortisone shot 4days age and have had a breakout of blood spots on both arms?

Had a cortisone shot 4days age and have had a breakout of blood spots on both arms?

See below: That is unusual---it could be a reaction to the corticosteroid or if lidocaine/xylocaine if it was used. You need to let your doctor who performed the injection what happened. ...Read more

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I'm 50yrs old/f. I noticed the appearance of brown spots (like freckles) in my face, arms&legs. Is this just a sign of old age or should I be worried?

I'm 50yrs old/f. I noticed the appearance of brown spots (like freckles) in my face, arms&legs. Is this just a sign of old age or should I be worried?

You're old!: Just kidding, but there will be many such skin lesions that appear over time. Many are associated with history of sun exposure.
Your doc should be checking this yearly. ...Read more

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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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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?

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 remove age spots on legs?

See dermatologist: Quin, . Cream, cryotherapy, nothing if you conk' mind them, they are not dangerous. ...Read more

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Will sunblock prevent me from getting wrinkles and age spots?

Will sunblock prevent me from getting wrinkles and age spots?

Decrease: This varies with color of skin, more common in lighter individuals. But it will decrese Accutane updated sun damage to lessen age spots and fine wrinkling which develops over time. A diet rich in antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables decrease sundamge from inside. Also avoid smoking which ages your skin. ...Read more

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What technique does a dermatologist use to get rid of these age spots?

Age spot removal: There are lots of ways to get rid of age spots. Remember that sun eposure worsens them and no matter what you do, wear sunscreen! Before lasers were widely available many docs would use a series of chemical peels and prescription lightening creams. Now lasers or ipls work very well to target the excess pigment and as I like to say, "cook it".
The spots get darker for a bit, then flake off. ...Read more

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What can I do to permanently get rid of age spots on my face and prevent more from appearing?

What can I do to permanently get rid of age spots on my face and prevent more from appearing?

Erasing age spots.: Age spots are usually caused by sun damage. The most common treatments for this include topical creams, laser resurfacing, and intense pulsed light treatments. All of these treatments can be effective depending on the skin type and the severity of the sun damage. Using sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure will prevent more from appearing. ...Read more

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What types of facials are there that will remove the age spots from my forehead and cheekbone area?

What types of facials are there that will remove the age spots from my forehead and cheekbone area?

Several options: Lightening brown spots can be done with topical lightening creams such as a hydroquinone or with ipl (intense pulses light) treatments. Both of these can be included in a facial or photo-facial to reduce brown pigments and create a more uniform complexion. It is important to see a physician for an examination of the spots before proceeding. ...Read more

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How can I fade age spots?

How can I fade age spots?

Several options: Lightening brown spots can be done with topical lightening creams such as a hydroquinone or with ipl (intense pulses light) treatments. Both of these will reduce brown pigments and create a more uniform complexion. It is important to see a physician for an examination of the spots before proceeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can age spots start from the age of 11?

Can age spots start from the age of 11?

Dark spots= common: If by 'age spots' you mean freckles (dark flat spots) then early sun damage can cause them at 11 years old. Another 'age spot' is a raised darker lesion called a 'seborrheic keratosis' and are very common on sun exposed areas after 20-30 years old. Also it is said we make 10 new moles (congenital nevi) per year! The risk of melanoma goes up with early/prolonged sun exposure. Use sunscreen please. ...Read more

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My son is 15 and has age spots, is it normal?

Age spots?: Don't know what you mean by age spots. Do you mean freckles? Sun block is very important in children to prevent future problems with premature skin aging and skin cancer.
Sun screen every day!!! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: age spots?

Solar lentigos: 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 professional is also encouraged. ...Read more

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Can teenagers have age spots on their face?

Yes, sort of: So called age spots or liver spots are usually due to skin damage from ultraviolet light, generally from the sun. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002126/. ...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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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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What do age spots on brain mean?

What do age spots on brain mean?

White matter lesions: Most older folks due to aging and atherosclerosis, show signs of "microvascular angiopathy", which may or may not correlate with stroke risk or memory loss. In fact these lesions are nonspecific and the full correlative value is not totally understood. ...Read more

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Could a 17 yr old have sun spots/age spots?

Sun spots: Excessive sun exposure can cause spots on exposed areas. Pityriasis alba is hypopigmented spots on face from sun exposure.
Important to use sun screen ...Read more

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Got spots on my arm like keratosis pilaris? Will they get better or worse with age?

Got spots on my arm like keratosis pilaris? Will they get better or worse with age?

Variable: Keratosis pilaris is a common chronic condition related to dry skin. It may get somewhat better with age, but it is impossible to predict who may show improvement. It it characterized by rough bumps on the skin, usually on the outer surfaces of the upper arms, back, and upper thighs. Treatment consists of moisturizing the skin. ...Read more

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What can I use to remove age spots on my face? I have tried several creams, but nothing seems to help.

What can I use to remove age spots on my face? I have tried several creams, but nothing seems to help.

Facial age spots: I am not sure if you are using otc creams or physician prescribed ones. I would consult with a local cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist so that the best topical and /or office treatment combination can be prescribed for you. Options abound, from peels, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing, ipl and hydrafacial among others. ...Read more

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I have spots on my body. Looks like age spots, but it's not. Tried anti fungal cream and Celltone. Spots are just increasing.

I have spots on my body. Looks like age spots, but it's not. Tried anti fungal cream and Celltone. Spots are just increasing.

Consult Doctor: We can not tell you what it could be without examining the spots. I suggest you consult your Doctor or a Dermatologist ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of age spots on your hands?

Laser Skin Treatment: Topical bleaching creams help to lighten spots, but are often ineffective for their total removal. In-office treatments such as chemical peels and lasers are often necessary to provide the best cosmetic benefit. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar for age spots removal, does this work?

Age spots: Apple cider vinegar will not help. Have your skin evaluated by a board certified doctor for better options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lemon juice really fades away age spots?

Can you tell me if lemon juice really fades away age spots?

Yes.: Lemon juice contains alpha hydroxy acid along with Vit. C, a common ingredient to expensive beauty aids and creams. Soak a cotton ball in lemon juice and apply on the age spot and leave for 5 -30 minutes or more depending on skin sensitivity. Do it at least 2 times a week. ...Read more