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Do people with freckles get more liver spots?

Do people with freckles get more liver spots?

Freckles: Genetics are one of the most common causes of freckles. Some people are born with a certain gene that causes freckles. These people will generally notice the skin spots during their childhood or teenage years. Most people with this gene have fair complexions and a reddish hair color. When the cause of freckles is genetic, they cannot be prevented. You will get more liver spots, avoid sun. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Why do old people get bigger liver spots and young people just have freckles?

Why do old people get bigger liver spots and young people just have freckles?

Large liver spots: On areas of the skin that have years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes "clumped" or is produced in particularly high concentrations. In addition to sun exposure, simply becoming older can cause the extra production of melanin. Thus, the aging process and repeated sun exposure over the years increases the size of the liver spot. ...Read more

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Why do people with lighter colored eyes get red-eye more than others?

Why do people with lighter colored eyes get red-eye more than others?

Blepharitis: The more fair skinned you are the more likely to have blepharitis. This may be one reason people wit lighter colored eyes get red-eyes more often. But only in an eye doctor's practice one may notice that. You need to have your eyes examined anyway. They also have less melanin in the iris and may be more photosensitive and prone to irritated eyes. ...Read more

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Do people with blue eyes get more cataracts?

Do people with blue eyes get more cataracts?

No: Eye color has no impact on cataract developement. Exposure to uv light, certain medications, trauma and diabetes are some of the things that are associated with accelerated cataract formation. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for people with oily skin and dark spots?

What do you recommend for people with oily skin and dark spots?

Proactive: Proactiv is great for oily skin and they have a line for pigmentation that uses hydroquinone 2%. This is probably the best otc preparation for your concerns. If your skin can't tolerate it or if it's not strong enough, it's time to see your dermatologist for something more effective than otc preparations. ...Read more

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Do blacks get liver spots?

Do blacks get liver spots?

Blacks and lentigos: Skin discoloration in african americans can be the result of overexposure to the sun, healing blemishes or healed injury to the skin. This discoloration is brought about when excessive amounts of skin pigmentation, called melanin, is distributed to the affected area. Thus, african americans can get liver spots. ...Read more

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Why do some people with acne get pitted scars and others raised. Had cystic acne and mine are raised. Was told nothing I could do to reduce them..

Why do some people with acne get pitted scars and others raised. Had cystic acne and mine are raised. Was told nothing I could do to reduce them..

That's the facts: Chad, I am REALLY sorry that your acne was neglected when your scarring could have been prevented. You're almost an adult now, and no longer constrained by the whims and ignorance of your parents. If you still have active disease, get on the phone with your physician. You can perhaps get help from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser or microsurgical capability. ...Read more

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Why do some people get liver cancers?

Why do some people get liver cancers?

Several risk factors: There are several risk factors for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. By far, the most common causes are chronic infection with either hepatitis b or c. Alcoholic cirrhosis is another leading cause. Other less common risk factors include advanced age, diabetes, and certain liver disorders. ...Read more

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What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

Dermatologists: Dermatologists would provide several options: using Protopic ointment, uva-uvb treatment and skin graft. ...Read more

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Why do some people have darker moles than others?

Why do some people have darker moles than others?

More pigment: Pigment is the chemical in the skin that determines color. Some people have more than others. There are also different types of moles. If a mole changes colors, has more than one color, has irregular borders, or gets bigger than a pencil eraser, it should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are these spots and how do I get rid of them? They only appear when I use sunless tanning lotion. One pic is with sunless tan and one is without.

What are these spots and how do I get rid of them? They only appear when I use sunless tanning lotion. One pic is with sunless tan and one is without.

Request consult: By requesting a formal consult, you will be able to video consult or download pictures for a more complete evaluation and answer. We are unable to view records or pictures in this forum. Hope we can help you soon! ...Read more

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Can people with darker skin tones get sunburns?

Can people with darker skin tones get sunburns?

Yes: Darker skinned individuals have greater protection to the Sun's Ultraviolet radiation. A darker skin type may be able to tolerate exposure longer without burning, however, given enough time or exposure they will get a sun burn. ...Read more

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Do all pimples scar or are some people more prone to scars while others don't scar?

Do all pimples scar or are some people more prone to scars while others don't scar?

Some more likely: Pimples that are deep and painful which are called acne cysts are more likely to scar. ...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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What can I do to get rid of my liver spots that are getting more noticeable?

What can I do to get rid of my liver spots that are getting more noticeable?

Liver spots: Age spot treatments include: topical prescription medication like hydroquinone used alone or with tretinoin, laser therapy, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Sun protection with an spf of 50 is required to keep the pigment from returning. ...Read more

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I have seen celebrities, they have no blemishes, dark spots and dark circles on their skin. And they really have glowing skin. How to get that skin?

I have seen celebrities, they have no blemishes, dark spots and dark circles on their skin.
And they really have glowing skin.
How to get that skin?

If by "seen" you: mean photos of celebrities do not mistake PHOTO-SHOP effects ...Celebrities have the same skin problems as you or me!!!! Celebrities also spend a good deal of their time and energy into HOW THEY APPEAR to the public! Much of their "glowing skin" is "smoke and mirrors" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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


Dr. Willscott Naugler
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Liver Spots (Definition)

Liver spots = age spots = solar lentigines, = flat, brown, gray or black lesions that occur where skin ...Read more