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Do age spots darken?

Do age spots darken?

Possibly: Yes they can but you must consult a doctor to make sure it is not undergoing a malignant change. ...Read more

Age Spots (Definition)

Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more


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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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Age spots on skin? What exactly are age spots?

Age spots on skin?  What exactly are age spots?

Age spots: The term ‘age spots’, or lentigines, refers to the brownish spots that, over time appear on your face and body as a result of overexposure to the sun. As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage. ...Read more

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How can I fade age spots?

How can I fade age spots?

Several options: Lightening brown spots can be done with topical lightening creams such as a hydroquinone or with ipl (intense pulses light) treatments. Both of these will reduce brown pigments and create a more uniform complexion. It is important to see a physician for an examination of the spots before proceeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do mongolian spots disappear after puberty?

Do mongolian spots disappear after puberty?

Maybe: Not always. They don't mean a thing. So if they are still present in adulthood, then no problem. ...Read more

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Will age spots eventually fade on their own? If i wear sunscreen every day, will my age spots eventually fade and disappear? .

Not that easy: If you truly want the age spots/discoloration to fade (never disappear) you should seek the help of a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. The treatments will range from topical use of skin lightening agents (hydroquinone) to laser treatments (photo facial/fraxel/etc). Also an experienced aesthetician can be quite helpful. ...Read more

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At what age do people start getting grey hair?

At what age do people start getting grey hair?

Varies: Gray hair is a sign of degredation of melanin pigment in hair follicles. This can occur in young age genetically, and in the 30's or 40's in some people. Many people don't turn gray until they're very old. ...Read more

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If you had light skin but now look darker due to age (freckles and spots), can lasers get rid of the darker spots and make skin lighter?

If you had light skin but now look darker due to age (freckles and spots), can lasers get rid of the darker spots and make skin lighter?

Yes: Lasers can lighten or remove darker skin pigmentation from aging. There are different types of lasers or ipls that can be used. It amy require more than one treatment such as photrejuvenation. ...Read more

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At what age do men start getting grey hair?

At what age do men start getting grey hair?

Genetics: Our hair is generally preprogrammed by our genes to stop making pigment that gives it color. Rarely, a medical illness, stressors or medical treatments, like chemotherapy, can change our hair color or cause a lack of color(white or gray). Ask older relatives when they saw their first gray hair. ...Read more

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Can teenagers have age spots on their face?

Yes, sort of: So called age spots or liver spots are usually due to skin damage from ultraviolet light, generally from the sun. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002126/. ...Read more

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Why do birthmarks grow gray hair?

Why do birthmarks grow gray hair?

Gray hairs...: ...Last longer than pigmented hairs; possibly on this nevus only the gray ones are left. This is not a universal rule for all birthmarks. ...Read more

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What to do about fading dark post acne spots?

What to do about fading dark post acne spots?

See a dermatologist: You may have 1 in your clinic. First control the acne. Tretinoin gel helps acne and reduces post-inflammatory pigmentation. You may need much more. ...Read more

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How do you clear up hyper-pigmentation on dark, sensitive skin?

How do you clear up hyper-pigmentation on dark, sensitive skin?

Hyperpigmentation: See your dermatologist for the best medicines for sensitive skin. Most patients can tolerate some version of hydroquinone to lighten dark spots, but there are great alternatives for those who cant, such as azeleic acid, kojic acid, and other brighteners. ...Read more

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How to stop white hairs at young age ?

Easiest answer: Use a grey covering hair color designed for men (or women if you prefer). Or if you come from a family where most develop white/gray hair at an early age, consider that it might look very attractive on you. If you are otherwise well, it is unlikely that the change in hair color is medically significant. If there are only a few gray hairs, you can pluck them out. ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?

I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?

TOPICALS !!: The best way to treat this is with otc hydroqinone cream, kojic acid and if very mild, retin a (tretinoin). If you have a darker skin type, you may want to have your dermatologist monitor your self intervention. ...Read more

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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