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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi! Four months ago i waxed all my face,and the result is big dark spots on my cheeks.I use sunprotect 50.Used acnelyse-not working!Please HELP!

Hi! Four months ago i waxed all my face,and the result is big dark spots on my cheeks.I use sunprotect 50.Used acnelyse-not working!Please HELP!

Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist. The skin on the face is significantly more fragile than the skin that usually gets wax treatments. You should do this soon to avoid any permanent damage. Hope this helps! ...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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