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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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How do you keep sun spots from spreading? Is there any thing over-the-counter to clear sun spots up?

How do you keep sun spots from spreading?  Is there any thing over-the-counter to clear sun spots up?

See your doctor.: Any new or persisting spots on the skin are always better treated if they are directly visualized by a doctor first. It is important to correctly identify what the spots are in order to provide you with the correct treatment. Sometimes skin lesions are incorrectly diagnosed leading to unnecessary delay in correct treatment. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing?  If not, what is the difference between the two?

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Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to uv rays, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, upper back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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What procedure can I go through to remove sun spots from my face? Is there a safe option? Don't want spots to return. How do I prevent sun spots?

What procedure can I go through to remove sun spots from my face? Is there a safe option? Don't want spots to return. How do I prevent sun spots?

Sun Spots: There are various types of "sun spots", the most common being lentigines. These can be lightened with prescription bleaching agents, and if that fails, with laser treatments. The best prevention is diligent use of sunscreens. ...Read more

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What can be done for sun spots?

Sun spots: There are topical creams that may fade sun spots. See a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

Sun Spots: It is hard to know what you mean by sun spots via email without seeing them. Age may play a role. Sun spots reflect damage done to your skin ~20 years ago. There are treatments that can decrease them but rarely completely remove them. Spots caused by the sun can be related to skin cancer. If spots are irregular,large, multi-colored, raised or bleed easily, see a Dermatology right away ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

Sun spot: Use sun screen (take vit d), dermatology or med spa may suggest laser surgery. First, get a good skin exam to rule bad things then doctor will suggest treatments. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 17 year old have sun spots/age spots?

Please tell me, could a 17 year old have sun spots/age spots?

Yes: I have seen freckles in toddlers and these are "sun spots" from sun exposure. If your skin is prone to this already at your age, you need to be obsessive about putting on sun screen daily to all exposed skin or covering it up. Avoid mid-day sun if possible. ...Read more