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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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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