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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
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
What is the best (reasonably priced) way to fade age spots on my face. Tried laser and some creams. Spots, veins and ruddiness remain. I'm only 41! :(?
Best spot treatment: Rather than shopping by price, you should look for someone who will give you some insight as to why these therapies have not met your expectations. Some expectations are simply unreasonable. Improvement is always the goal, not perfection. A good place to start is the dermatologist (i hope) who did your laser treatment. ...Read more
Does hydroquinone cause cancer? What is the best over-the-counter treatment to fade age spots on hands?
Consider Herbals: Azelaic, arbutin, kojic, licorice root extract are all herbal skin lighteners that will be a bit less potent than hydroquinone, but should help in the long run. Make sure you follow the recommended guidelines on the products you are using. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the least invasive treatment to diminish the look of age spots? I am 75 years old and up until now make-up concealer has been able to help me fade my age spots. They have darkened recently and the cover-up is not working. I do not like surgery, bu
Aging spots treatmen: Hydroquinone is among the best topical drugs for the treatment of hyper-pigmentation. It is frequently used along with retina and other supplements. Get a local plastic surgeon or dermatologist to assist with this. Should be rather simple to take care. Lasers are always a good option but more invasive. Best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is none: Lasers can work well for some of these. Something called Levulinic Acid applied to the skin and followed by blue light or IPL can also work very well to remove certain of them, even precancerous lesions. You should see a dermatologist, preferably one with some cosmetic practice. ...Read more
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