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What can I use to remove age spots on my face? I have tried several creams, but nothing seems to help.

What can I use to remove age spots on my face? I have tried several creams, but nothing seems to help.

Facial age spots: I am not sure if you are using otc creams or physician prescribed ones. I would consult with a local cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist so that the best topical and /or office treatment combination can be prescribed for you. Options abound, from peels, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing, ipl and hydrafacial among others. ...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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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! :(?

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

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I am 61 years old and noticed age spots on my face. What is the best approach to get rid of them. Creams? Laser? Retin-a?

I am 61 years old and noticed age spots on my face.  What is the best approach to get rid of them.  Creams?  Laser?  Retin-a?

Check first: Have your doctor check them out at a routine visit. Your "age spots" may be evidence of sun damage which can be pre-cancerous. Choosing a treatment before a good evaluation can lead to trouble. ...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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Can age spots start from the age of 11?

Can age spots start from the age of 11?

Dark spots= common: If by 'age spots' you mean freckles (dark flat spots) then early sun damage can cause them at 11 years old. Another 'age spot' is a raised darker lesion called a 'seborrheic keratosis' and are very common on sun exposed areas after 20-30 years old. Also it is said we make 10 new moles (congenital nevi) per year! the risk of melanoma goes up with early/prolonged sun exposure. Use sunscreen please. ...Read more

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My son is 15 and has age spots, is it normal?

My son is 15 and has age spots, is it normal?

Age spots?: Don't know what you mean by age spots. Do you mean freckles? Sun block is very important in children to prevent future problems with premature skin aging and skin cancer. Sun screen every day!!! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: age spots?

Solar lentigos: 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 professional is also encouraged. ...Read more

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What else can I do to prevent age spots?

Comes with aging: Exposure to skink in past, see dermatologist or pcp if worried about same! ...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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Can you fade age spots by using a laser light?

Yes: Age spots can be treated with intense pulsed light..Multiple wavelengths of light and with a laser...One wavelength of light. Best to see your cosmetic dermatologist for a consult. ...Read more

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How long does it take finacea to fade age spots?

Not indicated: Used for other dem problems, can't find data about sun spots. ...Read more

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How do I get of rid of age spots I am 50 years old?

Options: If this is melasma there is no cure. You can use topicals or dermabrasions which will help to keep it in control. Treatment has to be ongoing. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old & i get red age spots what can I use on them?

I am 28 years old & i get red age spots what can I use on them?

Red age spots?: Would need to see them to confirm that these are indeed age spots, before recommending any treatment. Make sure you are using a sunscreen of spf 30 daily. ...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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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing?  If not, what is the difference between the two?

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Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to uv rays, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, upper back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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Can age spots become cancerous? I have noticed what i think is my first age spot. Should i be concerned that it could turn cancerous? .

Can age spots become cancerous? I have noticed what i think is my first age spot.  Should i be concerned that it could turn cancerous?

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No not really: Age spots mean different things to different people. But most spots on the skin that appear as we grow older are benign. So they rarely become cancerous. But skin cancer is relatively common. If there is anything that is growing and causing you concern, it should be checked by a physician or by a skin specialist(dermatologist). ...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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Are age spots common? Is there any treatment for them?

Yes: What we refer to as "age spots" include seborrheic keratoses (brown stuck on bumps) and lentigoes (flat brown patches). Both are hereditary, very common, and we tend to develop more with time. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing), lasers, ipl, chemical peels, curretting, cautery, etc. Treatment choice largely depends on the number of spot and how thick they are. ...Read more

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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