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What is the best way to remove actinic keratosis (sun spots)?

What is the best way to remove actinic keratosis (sun spots)?

Actinic keratoses : Actinic keratoses are typically removed by prescription creams or treated with cryosurgery . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

Sun spot: Use sun screen (take vit d), dermatology or med spa may suggest laser surgery. First, get a good skin exam to rule bad things then doctor will suggest treatments. ...Read more

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What procedure can I go through to remove sun spots from my face? Is there a safe option? Don't want spots to return. How do I prevent sun spots?

What procedure can I go through to remove sun spots from my face? Is there a safe option? Don't want spots to return. How do I prevent sun spots?

Sun Spots: There are various types of "sun spots", the most common being lentigines. These can be lightened with prescription bleaching agents, and if that fails, with laser treatments. The best prevention is diligent use of sunscreens. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do IPL to remove freckles, moles and sun spots on arms and chest?

Is it safe to do IPL to remove freckles, moles and sun spots on arms and chest?

IPL: IPL is great for removing brown spots. More than one treatment may be needed. Also, continued sun exposure will gradually make new spots appear so using a good sun screen, long sleeve, hats, etc are beneficial. If the IPL doesn't remove enough pigment a laser peel would likely be the next step. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had some sun spots on my arm and hand. 4 days,ago my Dermatologist removed them with liquid nitrogen.. Now the are darker and blistering, and some are darker and flat.. is this normal healing? How long will they take to go away?

I had some sun spots on my arm and hand. 4 days,ago my Dermatologist removed them with liquid nitrogen.. Now the are darker and blistering, and some are darker and flat.. is this normal healing? How long will they take to go away?

Under 2 weeks: IT Is normal for the areas to blister become darker and look almost like bloody blisters, In the course of a week they will darken dry and in most cases peel off. It can take a solid 2 weeks for the areas to clear. Just keep them clean and don't pick at them ...Read more

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What can be done for sun spots?

Sun spots: There are topical creams that may fade sun spots. See a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

Sun Spots: It is hard to know what you mean by sun spots via email without seeing them. Age may play a role. Sun spots reflect damage done to your skin ~20 years ago. There are treatments that can decrease them but rarely completely remove them. Spots caused by the sun can be related to skin cancer. If spots are irregular,large, multi-colored, raised or bleed easily, see a Dermatology right away ...Read more

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How do you keep sun spots from spreading? Is there any thing over-the-counter to clear sun spots up?

How do you keep sun spots from spreading?  Is there any thing over-the-counter to clear sun spots up?

See your doctor.: Any new or persisting spots on the skin are always better treated if they are directly visualized by a doctor first. It is important to correctly identify what the spots are in order to provide you with the correct treatment. Sometimes skin lesions are incorrectly diagnosed leading to unnecessary delay in correct treatment. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing?  If not, what is the difference between the two?

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Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to uv rays, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, upper back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots on back?

Sun spots: Stay out of sun. Show to your dermatologists to see what they are and follow advice. ...Read more

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

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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One cafe au last spot 1.3cm, three more under 5mm... Not even sure if they are cals or sun spots? How can you tell the difference? Nf1?

One cafe au last spot 1.3cm, three more under 5mm... Not even sure if they are cals or sun spots? How can you tell the difference? Nf1?

Neurofibromatosis: In nf1 the cafe au lait spots are quite characteristic in that they are brown to light chocolate in color, flat to the skin and you need five or more to be listed as in nf1. ...Read more

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I have sun spots on my face. How do I get rid of them?

I have sun spots on my face.  How do I get rid of them?

Sun Block: Best is prevention with good sun block and avoidance of direct sun exposure. Once it is formed, then various ipl laser treatments are very effective in treating sun damaged skin, including brown pigmentation. Consult your local dermatologist/plastic surgeon for detailed consultation. ...Read more

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I have sun spots all over my stomach and back. Should I be concerned?

I have sun spots all over my stomach and back. Should I be concerned?

Sunspots: I would be concerned only of the margins are irregular and or there is a distinct change in size or appearance. Then a Dermatologist should be consulted ...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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I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

Pityriasis alba: See a dermatologist. This can be post inflammatory pigment loss which will recover when eczema is controlled. Can also be pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tinea versicolor. See a dermatologist for best outcome. ...Read more

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Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

See dermatologist: Dermatologist can likely laser them. Need to avoid sun exposure to prevent ongoing skin problems in the future, including crow's feet, wrinkling, cancer, and melanoma. ...Read more