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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?

HQ & sun exposure : When using hydroquinone products, you should not intentionally expose the treated area(s) to sun. This means no sun bathing or working / playing in the sun without uv protection ie spf 30 sunscreen, wide brim hat etc. Intentional, unprotected sun exposure defeats the purpose of lightening dark spots that typically darken upon sun/ uv exposure. ...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 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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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