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Dr. Harry Greenberg
33 doctors shared insights

Brown Skin Spots (Overview)

Brown skin spots may be normal changes in pigmentation that develop with age, or they may be early pre-cancerous moles, among other conditions.


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What can I do about the brown skin spots on cheeks?

What can I do about the brown skin spots on cheeks?

See your local Face: Specialist. You have lots of options depending in your specific appearance. Topical treatments may help, but chemical peels or laser treatments are often very effective at improving skin tone, texture and eliminating pigment issues. Also, while most "brown spots" are signs of sun damage, melanoma can show up as a brow spot. Not enough space here, look up "melanoma abcd" for more info. ...Read more

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Dr. Harry Greenberg
33 doctors shared insights

Brown Skin Spots (Overview)

Brown skin spots may be normal changes in pigmentation that develop with age, or they may be early pre-cancerous moles, among other conditions.


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Please tell me how to stop or treat the raised, brown, velvety skin spots caused by diabetes? Thank you

Please tell me how to stop or treat the raised, brown, velvety skin spots caused by diabetes?  Thank you

Treat diabetes: The usual treatment for acanthosis nigricans (velvety skin spots) is to treat the underlying disease, that is diabetes and obesity, if the patient is obese. The better the control of blood sugar and the less obesity, the higher the likelihood that the acanthosis will be lessened. There are specific treatments, for which you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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Brown skin spots, help. I had facelift and now they are more prominent?

Brown skin spots, help. I had facelift and now they are more prominent?

Facelift: Dear dancap6, if you are still early in the healing period (6 months), just watch it for now. Sometimes the trauma of surgery will make these spots worse. Wear sunscreen religiously. If it is still present after that time period, ask your doctor. A laser or cream may help. Best, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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What can I do about the brown skin spots on cheeks?

See your local Face: Specialist. You have lots of options depending in your specific appearance. Topical treatments may help, but chemical peels or laser treatments are often very effective at improving skin tone, texture and eliminating pigment issues. Also, while most "brown spots" are signs of sun damage, melanoma can show up as a brow spot. Not enough space here, look up "melanoma abcd" for more info. ...Read more

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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Labow
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Cafe Au Lait Spots (Definition)

Literally french for "coffee with milk" these spots look like irregularly shaped large flat light tan moles. Their significance increases if you have more than 6 before puberty as it can be a sign of ...Read more