Top
20
Doctor insights on: Dermatology Sun Spots

Share
Dr. Glynis Ablon
1,236 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Can tanning cover dark spots?

Can tanning cover dark spots?

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

3

3
Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Here are some ...: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, sunlight would not grow their size, but of course, as expected, the overlying skin may darken leading to potential deceptive look, which you may like them. So, no effect and no harm from Fordyce's spots. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling preferably from dermatologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

4

4
Do I need dermatologist for removal of actinic keratosis (sun spots)?

Do I need dermatologist for removal of actinic keratosis (sun spots)?

It depends: Dermatologists have substantial knowledge and experience in the treatment of actinic keratosis, a precancerous condition of the skin. Some primary care physicians may be appropriately trained and knowledgeable, but many are not. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Does epiduo lighten dark spots left by acne?

Does epiduo lighten dark spots left by acne?

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

6

6
Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care. ...Read more

7

7
Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens are still the best option. Try the higher spf numbers. If persisting or getting worse you should see a dermatologist. There are some conditions we can cause discoloration when exposed to sun like rosacea. ...Read more

8

8
Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more

9

9
Should you use sun screen on Fordyce spots?

Should you use sun screen on Fordyce spots?

No need ...: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not hair follicle-related and beneath the epidermis. So using sun screen will not affect Fordyce's spots. ...Read more

10

10
Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

Depends on how bad: A sunburn is just that, a burn. Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What are white blotches on skin after sun exposure at.The beach?

What are white blotches on skin after sun exposure at.The beach?

Skin Fungus: A skin fungus, tinea corporis, is a possibility. Especially if they occur on the back and chest. Also areas of old scars will not heal well. There are other conditions such as vitiligo that will not tan. ...Read more

14

14
I have fair skin.But due to sun sun exposure my skin became dark.Suggest me some creams.

I have fair skin.But due to sun sun exposure my  skin became dark.Suggest me some creams.

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

16

16
Does Mederma works on dark sports, acne , pimples nd darkness underneath the eye?

Does Mederma works on dark sports, acne , pimples  nd darkness underneath the eye?

Maderma: Maderma is a scar ointment, it does not improve pimples, dark circles or acne. Any ointment which is applied to scar in a massaging fashion will improve the appearance of the scar. Maderma is not the only ointment you can use for scars, but it's readily available. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Will fraxel laser completely fade light acne indentation scars and dark skin?

Fade Acne Scars and: It i supposed to fade acne scars and does skin resurfacing.It may also improve pigmented lesions on your face. I may not make your skin lighter, if that's what your question is, but it will fade pigmented lesions consult a dermatologist who offers this type of laser therapy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
My face became dark due to sun tanning .Does cosmelan help?

My face became dark due to sun tanning .Does cosmelan help?

Darkness on face: Stop tanning, it will fade! if you are referring to melasma, dark splotches on face, mostly in women, cosmelan can certainly help. ...Read more

19

19
Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more

20

20
Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dermatitis: You need to have a doctor lay eyes and hands on the rash for an appropriate diagnosis. Dermatologist are the skin doctors. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer