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Doctor insights on: Freckle That Grows

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At what point should a freckle that grows to a large spot be reason for concern? 

At what point should a freckle that grows to a large spot be reason for concern? 

ABCDE's: Pigmented skin lesions are of concern when we have the abcde's: a) asymmetric ("odd shaped"), b) borders that are indistinct, c) multiple colors within the same lesion, d) diameter greater than 6mm (1/4 inch), and e) a lesion that is elevated. The more abcde's we have the more suspicious one should be. Additionally, if you are concerned, it should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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What removes freckles?

Lasers, but...: A dermatologist with a laser, or you with a bottle of quinone bleach and a lot of patience, can remove freckles. My question is whether this is what you want. Manychildren & adults love their freckles, and someone who likes you may like your freckles as distinctive for you. Truth is, i like freckles and most of the other "it's me!" things that individuate us. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles?

How to remove freckles?

Sunscreen, but...: Everybody should use sunscreen and this will make your freckles less prominent. If you're naturally a freckler, you may try having them lasered off but results will be so-so. A majority of your friends and the people you might date will tell you that your freckles are fine and probably something they like, and to enjoy them and embrace your genetic heritage. Photo Lady obviously likes hers. ...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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Is there a way to remove freckles?

Many options: Topical bleaching creams and retinoids, retinol, glycolic acid can help. More aggressive treatments can be done with lasers, ipl, chemical acid peels, fractional resurfacing. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for freckles ?

Is there any medication for freckles ?

Sunscreen: If you tend to develop freckles, you'll discover they're less prominent if you use sunscreen, which is something that everybody should do anyway. There's no pill for this. If you talk with your genuine friends / people you might date, most will tell you that your freckles are just one of many things that they like about you. Why not embrace your genetic heritage? Photo Lady looks great. Best wishe ...Read more

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Is there any easier treatment for freckles?

Freckles: Freckles don't need to be treated. However they can be treated with a ndyag q switched laser. I have successfully removed 1000's of freckles from redheads with irish ancestry that don't want them. It is important to be sure they are truly freckles and not dysplastic nevi. Some people think that their dysplastic nevi ( abnormal moles) are freckles because they are flat . See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there any way to have freckles on scars?

Is there any way to have freckles on scars?

Not usually: Scar tissue does not usually retain much pigment producing cells, but occasionally some survive and are within the scar mass itself. When they produce pigment like the rest of your skin, it may appear like freckles. Some scars are 'hyperpigmented' meaning have blotchy pigment colors retains permanently. Reason for scarring is often a factor. ...Read more

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What are freckles in the eye?

What are freckles in the eye?

Choriodal Nevi: This means freckle in eye. Most of them are benign, but you want to follow the recommendation of an ophthalmologist as sometimes people can have choroidal melanoma - a tumor in the eye. Typically photographs can be taken to monitor for changes and if so then sometimes a biopsy is needed. Please see your ophthalmologist if you have not done so. Good luck. ...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