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Doctor insights on: Can Freckles Disappear

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Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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For freckles on my face, how many sessions of revlite laser is required for it to completely disappear?

For freckles on my face, how many sessions of revlite laser is required for it to completely disappear?

Hard to say: The revlite laser is great at reducing pigment. How many treatments depend upon how much hyper pigmentation is present. I would suspect that there would be a substantial difference in 4-6 treatments. A consultation from your treating physician should be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a small freckle or possibly mole on my thigh that seems to appear and then disappear. It has a red ring around it. What is it?

I have a small freckle or possibly mole on my thigh that seems to appear and then disappear. It has a red ring around it. What is it?

Have it checked.: Most likely it is a benign lesion given your history. The red ring around it could be from irritation or the presence of a vascular lesion/blood vessels underlying or adjacent to the freckle. ...Read more

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I have a flat, red spot on my forehead --pencil eraser size that totally disappears and then comes back. I'm breastfeeding. Freckle-hormone related?

I have a flat, red spot on my forehead --pencil eraser size that totally disappears and then comes back. I'm breastfeeding. Freckle-hormone related?

Possible hemangioma: It could be a small collection of blood vessels. They can wax and wane depending on how warm you are and various other factors. Not dangerous. ...Read more

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What removes freckles?

Lasers, but...: A dermatologist with a laser, or you with a bottle of quinone bleach and a lot of patience, can remove freckles. My question is whether this is what you want. Manychildren & adults love their freckles, and someone who likes you may like your freckles as distinctive for you. Truth is, I like freckles and most of the other "it's me! " things that individuate us. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles?

How to remove freckles?

Sunscreen, but...: Everybody should use sunscreen and this will make your freckles less prominent. If you're naturally a freckler, you may try having them lasered off but results will be so-so. A majority of your friends and the people you might date will tell you that your freckles are fine and probably something they like, and to enjoy them and embrace your genetic heritage. Photo Lady obviously likes hers. ...Read more

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Why do redheads have freckles?

Why do redheads have freckles?

Fare skin color: Most redheads have light skin. The lighter the skin, the more susceptible it is to sun damage; you will sun burn more easily. Freckles are simply a result of too much sun damage. The lighter the skin the sooner you see the signs of sun damage (more freckles). ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove freckles?

Many options: Topical bleaching creams and retinoids, retinol, glycolic acid can help. More aggressive treatments can be done with lasers, ipl, chemical acid peels, fractional resurfacing. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for freckles?

Is there any medication for freckles?

Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read more

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Is there any easier treatment for freckles?

Freckles: Freckles don't need to be treated. However they can be treated with a ndyag q switched laser. I have successfully removed 1000's of freckles from redheads with irish ancestry that don't want them. It is important to be sure they are truly freckles and not dysplastic nevi. Some people think that their dysplastic nevi (abnormal moles) are freckles because they are flat. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to have freckles on scars?

Is there any way to have freckles on scars?

Not usually: Scar tissue does not usually retain much pigment producing cells, but occasionally some survive and are within the scar mass itself. When they produce pigment like the rest of your skin, it may appear like freckles. Some scars are 'hyperpigmented' meaning have blotchy pigment colors retains permanently. Reason for scarring is often a factor. ...Read more

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I have a rash that appears and disappears in a matter of minutes. What could it be?

I have a rash that appears and disappears in a matter of minutes. What could it be?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are freckles in the eye?

What are freckles in the eye?

Choriodal Nevi: This means freckle in eye. Most of them are benign, but you want to follow the recommendation of an ophthalmologist as sometimes people can have choroidal melanoma - a tumor in the eye. Typically photographs can be taken to monitor for changes and if so then sometimes a biopsy is needed. Please see your ophthalmologist if you have not done so. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do freckles fade?

Sometimes.: Freckles are little concentrations of melanin that tend to come out with sun exposure. They often fade in the winter with less sun. However, that is not always the case. ...Read more

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Does freckles grow?

They can: Freckles can grow with sun exposure. Many people who are freckled will notice an increase in both the darkness and the number of their freckles after they've been out in the sun. Be sure to use SPF when you're out in the sun. If there are "freckles" that don't look like the others, or are changing in shape or color, be sure to see a doctor to make sure they aren't something else. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles naturally?

You can't; don't try: You'll disfigure yourself and be disappointed. Freckles are as natural to you as the color of your hair, or the special things about your body that the special people in your life like as distinctive to you. Less sunlight is less freckles. Pippi longstocking, asked whether she "suffered from freckles" laughed and said, "no, I love them." since you can't remove them, it's your best choice also. ...Read more

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My freckles are getting darker. Could this be something serious?

My freckles are getting darker. Could this be something serious?

No: It might be just exposed to sun too much, if you know it's freckles, not moles. ...Read more

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How can you make warts disappear?

How can you make warts disappear?

Various treatments: The decision for which treatment would depend on anatomical location and appearance of the wart. ...Read more

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Do chemical peels work on freckles?

Yes: Chemical peels can significantly reduce if not remove freckles. The depth of the peel will determine the amount of freckle removal. The deeper, the more effective. ...Read more

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What causes a blue freckle/sunspot?

Blue freckle?: Personally, I have never heard of a blue freckle. Sun spots and other actinic damage are caused by the sun and exposure to uv radiation. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles from my face?

How to remove freckles from my face?

I'd urge you not to: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more

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Can small cavities disappear over time?

Can small cavities disappear over time?

They continue: Demineralization can be reversed and the tooth structure regain its remineralized surface. But once a cavity develops, and creates a "cavititation" into the tooth if will not reverse, it will only continue to grow larger until it penetrates into the deepest part of the tooth, creating pain, and infection. Preventing decay is always the best thing to do. ...Read more

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Can you have a freckle on your bellend?

Please clarify.: Please re-ask, defining what a bellend is. ...Read more

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When will the mongolian patch disappear?

Never: A mongolian patch may fade but will remain from birth to death. ...Read more

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How I can I remove my freckles ony face?

Freckles: You may want to try an over the counter 2% hydroquinone cream. If it does vanish go to a dermatologist to do a laser or chemical peel treatment. ...Read more