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Doctor insights on: Brown Skin Spots On Legs

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Dr. Harry Greenberg
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Brown Skin Spots (Definition)

Brown skin spots may be normal changes in pigmentation that develop with age, or they may be early pre-cancerous ...Read more


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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

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

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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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What can I do for brown skin spots above my eyelids?

What can I do for brown skin spots above my eyelids?

Depend on cause: An oculoplastic surgeon or dermatologist can determine the cause of pigmented brown spots. Most often these are seborrheic keratosis or pigmented papillomas , they can be easily removed. If they are large freckles, they are more prone to reoccur. Consult your doctor as previously advised. ...Read more

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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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I have blotchy brown circular spots coming from under the skin on my calf muscle ( only one leg ) ?

Animal at home?: Dogs and cats can give you ringworn, an annular fungus that usually clears with otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). Ask someone you know with pets if they have ever had a rash like yours. If it persists more than 2 weeks see a physician. ...Read more

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Dark spots on lower legs, brown pores, sometimes red. Even when i wax they are very visible. The skin is smooth, no bumps. What could it be? Thanks :)

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Cause may be genetic or environmental. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, sun exposure, insect bites, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more