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Do freckles fade?

Do freckles fade?

Sometimes.: Freckles are little concentrations of melanin that tend to come out with sun exposure. They often fade in the winter with less sun. However, that is not always the case. ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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Do acne scars fade away over time?

Do acne scars fade away over time?

To a certain extent: The pink or red aspects of the acne scar will go away over time but the depressed scars, if you have them, will not. Plastic surgeons will often use dermabrasion to help smooth such scars. ...Read more

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Why do scars get darker?

Why do scars get darker?

Multiple factors: Scars can get darker in people following a recent surgery or injury and a/ unprotected exposure to sun. B/ hormonal imbalance in some patients due to disease or side effect of medication. C/ darker skinned people - fitzpatrick skin types 5 & 6 and sometimes 4. D/ infections/chronic irritation of site can also induce darker scars to form. ...Read more

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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

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How do I lighten dark skin?

How do I lighten dark skin?

Peel,laser, rx cream: Prescriptin creams with a blend of tretinoin , hydroquinone and steroid can lighten dark areas, and for facial darkness medium chemical peel works well. Laser either fractionated or q switched nd yag or alex can lighten dark areas.See dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Why do some scars flatten while others turn whiter, fade or do nothing?

Why do some scars flatten while others turn whiter, fade or do nothing?

Variable process : There are many factors that affect scarring. Age of patient, location of surgery, how the repair is done, types of sutures used, how well wound is cared for, whether you follow surgeon's instructions..... ...Read more

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How do I fade away old scars?

How do I fade away old scars?

Options: You cannot erase scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of these dark/purple-ish acne mark scars?

How do I get rid of these dark/purple-ish acne mark scars?

Hydroquinone: A skin bleach may work. I'd urge you not to try it. You may make a mess, and the dark spots do fade with time. The key is to manage your active lesions. Actual depressed scars require a specialist's care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do fade creams usually work for acne scars?

Do fade creams usually work for acne scars?

Acne scar: fade creams will fade hyper pigmented scars but do not get rid of ice pick scarring ...Read more

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Does sun tan eventually fade away from a darker skinned person?

Does sun tan eventually fade away from a darker skinned person?

Yes,: Tan lasts longer in a person with naturally dark complexion. If you wish to reduce the tan, use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How do you fade old shaving bumps?

How do you fade old shaving bumps?

Difficult: See your dermatologist for treatment regime. This usually includes shaving daily, antibiotics and topical meds. ...Read more

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Why do redheads have freckles?

Fare skin color: Most redheads have light skin. The lighter the skin, the more susceptible it is to sun damage; you will sun burn more easily. Freckles are simply a result of too much sun damage. The lighter the skin the sooner you see the signs of sun damage (more freckles). ...Read more

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Do waxing burns fade?

Do waxing burns fade?

Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. ...Read more

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Do warts always leave scars?

Not usually: Not if they go away spontaneously or through the use of topical anti-fungals. However , more destructive treatments if employed can cause scars such as freezing , burning or surgery. ...Read more

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How do I fade self harm scars?

How do I fade self harm scars?

Fade on their own. : With time they will fade on their own. They may not completely go away though. There are medicated creams and such which can be helpful in bleaching scars. Try to see your provider or a dermatologist who can discuss some options for you. ...Read more

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Do freckles fade?

Sometimes.: Freckles are little concentrations of melanin that tend to come out with sun exposure. They often fade in the winter with less sun. However, that is not always the case. ...Read more