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Dark Spots From Shaving
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
Pimples: Pimples can be treated with prescription medication like oral antibiotics such as solodyn (minocycline) or doryx. Topical acne medication like ziana or epiduo is also helpful along with the antibiotics. Dark spots can be treated with prescription bleaching cream that contain hydroquinone. ...Read more
Doubt it: Check for pubic lice . Could also be from excessive fore play. ...Read more
Dark Spot: You have to protect your skin from the sun to avoid getting dark spots. But once the dark spots appear, it is possible to treat them. Potential over-the-counter treatments include hydroquinone creams that bleach the skin and microdermabrasion kits that buff out the rough, dark spots. Prescription drug treatments include tretinoin, known as retin-a. ...Read more
Burned by LHR on shins had dark spots for about 2weeks. Some spots are peeling off and leaving white/light pink marks under.is this scarring or perman?
Usually healing: when the scabs come off the new tissue is light pink and it takes time to return to normal color but unless a very deep burn it should return to normal ...Read more
Bleaching with hydrogen peroxide can remove dark spots on face in 2 weeks? Which can remove dark spots from acne faster?
Don't worry: They will fade over months to a year. There is no need to treat them. If the skin is dry, you can use a moisturizer. ...Read more
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
It is possible: Epiduo contains Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a third generation retinoid and as such can cause some mild lightening of the skin. I have seen this more often with something like Retin-A bit it is also possible that Adapalene can cause the same effect. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Time: They fade by themselves in a few weeks. I trust your acne is being controlled now -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician's prescription-strength rx will handle it. A topical hydroquinone bleach applied skilfully can make the pigment less visible, but it's probably not worth the trouble. ...Read more
Will tazorac (tazarotene) help remove remove dark spots on my face? I have small scars from ingrown hairs I've removed in the past.
Stop plucking: could be from inflammed or clogged hair follicles or skin pores. ...Read more
Postinflammatory: Inflammation of the skin is often followed by darkening that may last for months. All acne can be managed today. If benzoyl peroxide (and/or the oral contraceptive pill for a female for whom it's right) doesn't work, topical Clindamycin or some other medicine from your physician will help. Don't try to treat the dark spot (not worth trouble/ risk) or even give it much thought (no face is perfect). ...Read more
Painless puss bump not easily popped on pubic area, strand of hairs trapped inside left dark scars of the site. now itchy white flakes around hair fol?
Hair Follicle: If not painful. best to leave it alone!! ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Small pimples can be due to acne reasons, which can happen even with adults. The treatment would be acne medicines, which include benzoyl peroxide, retinoid gels, and antibiotic gels. Small pimples can also be folliculitis or other skin problems. Darkening of the skin after any rash can happen because more blood flow and more pigment can occur during healing. ...Read more
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