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Can Freckles Disappear
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
For freckles on my face, how many sessions of revlite laser is required for it to completely disappear?
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?
Is it possible for a mole/freckle to almost disappear from the side of my foot? I can still see a small speck, but not near the size it was.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Urticaria: It comes and goes depending on its triggers. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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