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Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?

Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?

Glycolic Acid Peels: These alpha/beta (glycolic acid) peels are superficial chemical peels and remove a few layers of dead skin with each peel. Sometimes, after several peels (every 4 weeks) the sun spots, freckles, and pigmentation can lighten sufficiently. You can combine these peels with other topical creams and lighteners to get a better effect. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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What is the certain time can I be exposed to the sun when i used hydroquinon cream on my face to fade dark spot? Should i forever hide from the sun?

What is the certain time can I be exposed to the sun when i used hydroquinon cream on my face to fade dark spot? Should i forever hide from the sun?

Avoid Sunlight: Sun spots, melasma and other causes of skin pigmentation can sometimes be lightened with bleaching creams like hydroquinone (hq). It is important to note that any exposure to sunlight works against you. Shading the skin with a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen (spf 30+) is the best way to help the hq work for you. You will always have to be mindful of sunlight to avoid re-pigmentation. ...Read more

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I have dark brown spot after contact dermatitis. for almost 1 month, unchanged.i cover it with clothes when go in sun,is it enough?when will it fade?

I have dark brown spot after contact dermatitis. for almost 1 month, unchanged.i cover it with clothes when go in sun,is it enough?when will  it fade?

Depends: Depends on how damaged the area is from scratching or the inflammation. If this is bothersome, consult a dermatologist who may be able to help you to bleach out with lesion with a cream or laser. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have melasma? How will i know if the dark spot on my face is melasma or just a sun spot? .

How can I tell if I have melasma? How will i know if the dark spot on my face is melasma or just a sun spot?

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Melasma?: Melasma of the face is often in a butterfly pattern but may be spotty. If you only have one spot and it is growing, you need to see a dermatologist and get a biopsy. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have melasma? How will i know if the dark spot on my face is melasma or just a sun spot? .

How can I tell if I have melasma? How will i know if the dark spot on my face is melasma or just a sun spot?  

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Hormone related...: Melasma, chloasma, and the "mask of pregnancy" are all terms for facial pigmentation that is increased by the use of estrogen (in pregnancy, of course, the estrogen comes from the placenta). There are some bleaching creams that can help to decrease this appearance. See your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I have one brown circular spot that developed 2 months ago on my armpit it is the same color all over non scaly its flat what could it be I am a 21 year old somewhat dark skinned man that doesn t get too much exposure to the sun barely gets sunburns doesn

I have one brown circular spot that developed 2 months ago on my armpit it is the same color all over non scaly its flat what could it be I am a 21 year old somewhat dark skinned man that doesn t get too much exposure to the sun barely gets sunburns doesn

Anytime: You have a lesion you are concerned about have it evaluated by a dermatologist. You are always better safe than sorry. Usually, with dangerous spots you worry about asymmetry (which yours is not), irregular border (which yours is not), color changes (yours is not), and diameter greater than 6mm, which is the size of an eraser on a number 2 pencil. ...Read more