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Dark Spots From Shaving
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.
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.
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
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.
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'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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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