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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

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After i had liquid nitrogen on my face, & peeled of the scab, i exposed from sun, the spot turned dark brown. What can I do to make it lighter?

After i had liquid nitrogen on my face, & peeled of the scab, i exposed from sun, the spot turned dark brown. What can I do to make it lighter?

Bleaching cream: Usually this type of postinflammatory hyperpgimentation will fade over time as long as you protect it from the sun. If this doesn't help, then a mild bleaching cream may be helpful. It is called hydroquinone and is only available by prescription. See a dermatologist and they can help you. ...Read more

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I am fair skinned and have a few.Dark spots on my face. Is this sun damage or something more serious?

I am fair skinned and have a few.Dark spots on my face.  Is this sun damage or something more serious?

Depends: Dark spots may be sun damage but spots that are abnormal in shape, border looks different, the color is different and the diamter is larger need to be checked out;. These are the abcd of lesions to be worried about. A yearly skin check with your derm is important. ...Read more

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I have dark sun spots on my face.I am about to use hair color first time ever that says it should not be used if 1 has depigmentation.Should I use it?

I have dark sun spots on my face.I am about to use hair color first time ever that says it should not be used if 1 has depigmentation.Should I use it?

Follow precautions: I always caution people to follow directions and precautions on the boxes of any treatment. To know for sure though, it is best to consult your Primary care Physician. ...Read more

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I have lots of pimples, my skin is burned by sun. There is lots of dark spots in my skins and cavities. How i can remove all as son as possible.Thnx?

Get treated now, man: Nowadays all acne is manageable and it's unfortunate that you've been through years with the disease and gotten scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid, and/or Clindamycin are for starters, and you are likely to need an antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day; if you're not clear soon, consider Accutane for your severe disease. Dermatologist can hide scars when you are cleared up. ...Read more

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What's the safest treatment for the sun damage on my face and shoulders? I used to sunbathe every day when i was younger. Now that i'm in my 40s, i'm seeing more wrinkles and dark spots every day, and i've been told that my face and shoulders have sun dam

What's the safest treatment for the sun damage on my face and shoulders? I used to sunbathe every day when i was younger. Now that i'm in my 40s, i'm seeing more wrinkles and dark spots every day, and i've been told that my face and shoulders have sun dam

First : First of all, i would recommend that you use a good broad spectrum sunscreen everyday with an spf of 30 or greater. In addition, for your face, i would recommend that you consider using a combination of tretinoin (retin-a) combined with the obagi skin care system. This combination will improve the texture, fine lines, and blend in the sun damage for many patients. Lastly, an intense pulsed light laser treatment(s) can be helpful for decreasing the brown spots on your face and shoulders. ...Read more

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Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm

Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary. ...Read more

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How many ipl treatments would I have to get to lighten my sun spots? I have dark spots on my face from too much time spent at the beach. Although i've started using sunscreen, i want to get rid of the sun spots that i already have. Would it take more than

How many ipl treatments would I have to get to lighten my sun spots? I have dark spots on my face from too much time spent at the beach. Although i've started using sunscreen, i want to get rid of the sun spots that i already have. Would it take more than

It depends: It is best to try a test spot to see if it'll work for you. Results are variable, sometimes good, sometimes not so much. If you do get improvement, overexposure to the sun once is often enough to bring them back. Other types of treatment may work better, so see a qualified profession in your area for an opinion. ...Read more

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