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Hi im 17 & I have dark spots on my inner thigh from shaving a lot & I feel embarrassed about it. So, how can I get rid of these dark spots?

Hi im 17 & I have dark spots on my inner thigh from shaving a lot & I feel embarrassed about it. So, how can I get rid of these dark spots?

See Dermatologist: Check with your dermatologist and he/she may prescribe a cream that bleaches the skin. Sounds like you had pigmentation in the shaved areas. ...Read more

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What medication can I use to get rid of dark spots because if shaving around my vagina area?

What medication can I use to get rid of dark spots because if shaving around my vagina area?

Tincture of Time: The best medication is "Tincture of Time" which means let it heal on its' own and stop aggravating the area with shaving during that time. If the dark spots are due to increased pigmentation and melanin deposition if you are non white, then the spots may remain. ...Read more

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I have dark under arms from shaving, any recommendations on how to lighten or get rid of the dark spots?

I have dark under arms from shaving, any recommendations on how to lighten or get rid of the dark spots?

Things to try: You may need to consider another form of hair removal- like waxing or electrolysis- because shaving often causes this. You can also try rubbing lemon juice on your underarms before you bathe and use moisturizer after. Deodorant use can also contribute to dark underarms, so cutting back there can help too. You can try a clay-based lightening skin mask from a beauty store or sandalwood and rose water ...Read more

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Would removing hair with a pumice stone leave black spots like shaving? Have light complexion and dark hair

Would removing hair with a pumice stone leave black spots like shaving? Have light complexion and dark hair

Pumice stone: The pumice stone may or may not basically grind the hair off the surface of the skin but it would take a lot of friction which will primarily affect the skin surface and not the hair. All that rubbing can cause a pretty significant rash and erosions of the surface. That can result in infection and later when it heals in darkening or blotchiness of the skin. Definitely not recommended. ...Read more

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What should I use after shaving my. Pubic hair off on my private area when I get dark spots that look like bumps on the side of my private area?

What should I use after shaving my. Pubic hair off on my private area when I get dark spots that look like bumps on the side of my private area?

Foliculitis: After shaving it can be helpful to use aloe. Further, you should use a new razor each time you shave. Razor blades can dull over time, which can lead to ingrown hairs, and can also carry bacteria which can lead to folliculitis. ...Read more

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What's the best product for inner thigh & vaginal dark spots? My under arm has dark circles as well but not as bad. I use laser & not shaving at all

What's the best product for inner thigh & vaginal dark spots? My under arm has dark circles as well but not as bad. I use laser & not shaving at all

Depends: Hydroquinone is the most commonly used skin bleaching ingredient, but- you may want to see a doctor, because darkened skin in the underarms, groin (and other areas, like beneath breasts or on neck) can be a condition called acanthosis nigricans, that can reflect Insulin resistance and pre-diabetes or diabetes. If so then best treatment is to fix the blood sugar levels. Also need to check liver. ...Read more

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Scratched my stomach due to shaving, therefore it created some sort of a rash, and I kept scratching it leaving dark spots how can I get rid of them?

Scratched my stomach due to shaving, therefore it created some sort of a rash, and I kept scratching it leaving dark spots how can I get rid of them?

Hyperpigmentation: Repeated scratching will cause the skin to darken and thicken. First you must stop picking, rubbing, scratching at the site. Apply vaseline ointment several times a day to keep the site moist so it will heal. Also, keep it protected from the sun as the sunlight will increase the tendency for the spot to stay dark. If not lightening over time (1-2 months) see a physician (dermatology). ...Read more

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From years of bad shaving I have dark spots on my vagina. I now do laser hair removal which makes the dark spots recognizable. What should I do?

From years of bad shaving I have dark spots on my vagina. I now do laser hair removal which makes the dark spots recognizable. What should I do?

Dermatology consult: Please consult a dermatologist. Dark spots on your vulva or vagina may or may not be from shaving and need a physical exam. Benign vulvar melanosis is possible but needs an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid or prevent dark spots where the hair follicle was on my legs from shaving? I've tried diff. Shavers and creams. Nothing works. Help

How do I get rid or prevent dark spots where the hair follicle was on my legs from shaving? I've tried diff. Shavers and creams. Nothing works. Help

Nothing: Shaving does not remove the hair follicle, so the pigment still remains. Laser hair removal of the dark hairs can kill the follicle and therefore get rid of the dark spots. ...Read more

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How to remove age dark spots?

How to remove age dark spots?

Combination Therapy: The best way to remove age spots is combination therapy. This includes using topical prescription creams like tretinoin and hydroquinone. Chemical peels and laser are also very effective. Sun block is also critical. Dermatologists specialize in removing age spots. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots on my back?

What causes dark spots on my back?

DARK SPOTS ON BACK: Do these spots itch? How long have you had them? How dark are they? If they are tan, it may be a condition known as tinea versicolor. I would need a picture and a little more of a history. Male or female? Age? Tinea versicolor is relatively easy to treat, although very often it can recur and last for years. It is also mildly contagious, but not serious. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

Spots: This could be from acne, acanthosis nigricans, melasma. You should see your dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can I use hydroquine for my dark spots?

Can I use hydroquine for my dark spots?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is a skin bleacher it should not be used if you are pregnant, around the eyes nose or lips, can't be used in conjunction with peroxide and before you used any cream like that we need to know of any meds or herbal supplements you might be taking that could interact with hydroquinone. Always remember to do an allergy test in a non visible area 24 hours before. ...Read more

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What I you do against dark spots on my body?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sometimes I see spots in completely dark rooms! Help. I never get a good answer. I am really worried?

Sometimes I see spots in completely dark rooms! Help. I never get a good answer. I am really worried?

See an eye doctor: Seeing spots in total darkness is often a normal phenomenon. The back of the eye is filled with a gel that is adherent to the film layer (retina). The gel can tug on the retina when we move our eyes, stimulating it and sending a signal that tells us we see a spot when it is really not there. An eye doctor will dilate your eyes to ensure that is all that is happening. See one soon, and don't worry. ...Read more

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I got prf 2 mos ago and I am seeing thin waves and semi dark spots. I notice it especially in bright days. Thoughts?

I got prf 2 mos ago and I am seeing thin waves and semi dark spots. I notice it especially in bright days. Thoughts?

Waves from PRK: I am guessing you put forth a typo and actually had prk. This modifies the front surface of the eye to correct a need for glasses. In some cases, there can be visual disturbances from dryness or changes in the contour of the laser treatment. This should be discussed with your prk surgeon. ...Read more

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I need a solution from having a dark spots at the back. Most of the back area is coverd with darkness. This is from generations. Please suggest remedies?

I need a solution from having a dark spots at the back. Most of the back area is coverd with darkness. This is from generations. Please suggest remedies?

Melanocytes: The dark spots on your back are congenital melanocytes. They are also known as mongolian blue spots. They are benign in origin and appear in dark skined people. Udually no therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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What are dark spots on chest?

What are dark spots on chest?

See a dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist to make sure they are not skin cancers. ...Read more

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Can tanning cover dark spots?

Can tanning cover dark spots?

Just less contrast: Tanning is a mistake to try to cover dark spots. The dark spots can also get darker with increased pigment. Tanning just some times makes the contrast less noticeable for a short time. Address the biologic reason for the dark spots. If they are nevi, then tanning can increase the risk of skin cancer. Chemical lighteners or laser can work on certain pigmented areas. Pregnancy hormones can darken. ...Read more

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Small dark spots on chest a lot of them?

Small dark spots on chest a lot of them?

Depends: Not clear on your question nor timing of the "spots." most brown spots on the chest are from sun damage and form over time. Others are harmless age spots. Some are actually dark purple blood vessel growths, which are also harmless. Occasionally, some rashes can look like dark spots. If you are worried or if they are sudden onset they should be looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I reduce dark spots on the face?

How can I reduce dark spots on the face?

Many options: There are many options including using topical creams such as bleaching creams (hydroquinone, kojic acid, elure), microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, chemical peels, lasers (noninvasive lasers such as ktp laser work the best with least side-effects, ruby, alexandrite, nd:yag lasers), invasive lasers (co2, erbium, fractional co2, fraxel), ipl (intense pulsed light). ...Read more

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Can I use microdermabrasion for dark spots?

Can I use microdermabrasion for dark spots?

Partial treatment: True microdermabrasion versus dermabrasion does not fully extend down to the dermis where one must go to eliminate the vast majority of dark spots. However microdermabrasion may help some of the dark spots caused by superficial epidermal lesions and may help the penetration of other medications such as retin a, (tretinoin) hydroquinone, kojic acid and other bleaching agents which may lie deeper in the epiderm. ...Read more

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How long dark spots from insect bites last?

How long dark spots from insect bites last?

About 6 months: The post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots) after insect bites, acne pimples, etc. May last for about 6 months. You should use sunblock to prevent them from getting darker. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots in your visual field?

What causes dark spots in your visual field?

Floaters: It depends on what condition you have. Most of the time this occurs as you age. The vitrous in your eye shrinks and can sometimes detach from the retina. If the back part of the vitrous falls into your line of sight you may see spots or even spider webs ...Read more

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I bent down and felt faint and saw dark spots?

I bent down and felt faint and saw dark spots?

Any medications?: Generally blood pressure medications can cause lightheadedness with sudden change in posture such as bending and straightening up. This can also cause blurred vision and spots. If it happens repeatedly review your medications with your doctor and check blood pressure in sitting and standing posture. If not on any meds you need a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How to reduce or remove dark spots from face?

How to reduce or remove dark spots from face?

Fade cream!: You don't mention what the spots are from. For simple freckles (more likely in a 25 year old male) all the way to age spots in the elderly, try porcelana or ambi. Both contain the active ingredient 2% hydroquinone. Double strength is available by prescription. Give it 4 weeks, using according to the label diretions. ...Read more

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What can be used to fade dark spots on black skin?

What can be used to fade dark spots on black skin?

Lasers, creams: There are lasers that can safely reduce hyper pigmentation. There are prescription skin lightening agents that can also be of benefit. Chemical peels specially formulated for dark spots also are helpful. ...Read more

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What product is best for fading dark spots on dark?

What product is best for fading dark spots on dark?

Depends on the spot: Fading dark spots on dark skin is difficult and dependent on what caused the dark spot in the 1st place., how long it has been there, and where in the skin (depth) it is. Best advice is to see a dermatologist who can evaluate the pigmentary changes and help provide the best treatment options (bleaching agent, lasers, surgery, tincture of time etc.). Good luck. ...Read more