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Home Remedies For Fading Age Spots On The Arms Face
I have lots of age spots on my arms and legs. Are there any home remedies available to lighten or reduce the appearance?
Age spots: I know of no effective home remedies to lighten or reduce their appearance. Particularly if due to sun exposure, I would first make sure to be evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure there are not more concerning skin issues, before focusing on the use of products that will lessen on lighten these age spots. Topical creams and laser or light treatments can be very beneficial. ...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
See pcp: Or dermatologist. Not dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi - I traveled recently, and after the sunburn my arms have got white spots and sometimes itching happens badly. Pls suggest some home remedy.
YOu can also apply AloeVera.
In future do remember to wear Sun Screen and Avoid 11 to 2 Sun light for prolonged period of time. ...Read more
I'm 50yrs old/f. I noticed the appearance of brown spots (like freckles) in my face, arms&legs. Is this just a sign of old age or should I be worried?
Erasing age spots.: Age spots are usually caused by sun damage. The most common treatments for this include topical creams, laser resurfacing, and intense pulsed light treatments. All of these treatments can be effective depending on the skin type and the severity of the sun damage. Using sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure will prevent more from appearing. ...Read more
How many photofacial treatments will I need? The photofacial treatment seems too easy to be true. Is it really effective? How many times will I have to be treated by my doctor before my age spots are completely gone? .
Photofacial: Generally - few treatments - 3-6 - depending on a lot of factors. The specialist treating you will be a good guide there. It really works and works well. Very popular after the summer as well. You will be very glad you did it! ...Read more
Skin check first.: First, get a skin check. We need to rule out, and specifically treat any precancerous or cancerous lesions. If there are none, then you can look at modalities like ipl, facial peels, and laser peels or laser resurfacing, to improve the brown/ age spots. Retinols and retinoids can be helpful to lighten brown/ age spots. The daily use of an antioxidant sunscreen, on exposed skin cannot be overstated. ...Read more
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
I have 2 places on my face that I thought were just age spots, but they are getting bigger... and I have lost 20 lbs, have lumps in armpit?
Wt Loss Serious matt: Weight loss, unless intentional, requires quick medical attention. You need to go see your doctor for a medical examination and testing to find out what is causing your weight loss. Any skin spot/s that is growing and enlarged lymph node also raise questions about a potentially serious medical problem that will require quick medical evaluation by your doctor or you may need to go to ER for help ...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
Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm
Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary. ...Read more
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
Can I prevent my age spots from getting any worse? I have recently began seeing age spots worsening on my face and hands. I know that this is due to many years in the sun and I now wear sunscreen every time I will be outside for an extended period of time
I: I would recommend you apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least spf 30 every day. In addition, consider using a combination of tretinoin cream with hydroquinone (prescribed by your dermatologist) or a facial system such as obagi which helps blend in discoloration of the skin. Another option would be to have a few of the darker age spots treated lightly with liquid nitrogen which can peel off the surface pigment or consider an intense pulsed light laser treatment. But most important, wear your sunscreen every day! ...Read more
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?
See a dermatologist: A visit to a dermatologist can help you with getting proper diagnosis and appropriate methods of removal. ...Read more
My friend has slightly big red spots on her face. She said its the blood clot. Is there any home remedy or something of that sort?
Hemangioma: She may have a hemangioma (s) which are common non-cancerous dilatations of blood vessels in the superficial skin seen more frequently in females and males with an excessive amount of female hormones in their system. If injured, they will bleed and can be easily treated with simple burning of the tissue and new skin will heal in its place. ...Read more
I am 24 and have tiny raised brown spots under my eyes along with acne on face. Why do I have these spots and kindly suggest a home remedy?
There are many causes of acne which is very common in young persons more in girls. Depending on individual skin types one may suggest some home remedies.
Consider good night sleep, exercise, fruits and vegitables (vitamin c) and not washing face too often (avoid hot water).
Use 4 tablets of asprin grind with cactus juice and apply over skin but avoid getting into eyes. ...Read more
I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product I can use to do so?
Brown spot: Egsplants extract. Is frequently used. Please check with you dr the type of spot, determine and be safe. ...Read more
A few days ago I discovered white spots and areas where my skin color is fading, mainly on my legs & arms. My face also burns & body is slightly itchy?
Fungal: Skin lightening and itching may be due to a variety of reasons, some of the most common being fungal infections and eczema. Trying an OTC anti-fungal or steroid may help relieve these symptoms, lacking any other information. If the symptoms persist or get worse, please see a doctor promptly. ...Read more
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What to do if I have a lot of like brown-ish spots on my skin (on my arms, back, face) are those freckles?
Likely, yes: But would visit a dermatologist to make sure. ...Read more
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
White spots: There are various reasons this could be occurring. Visualization of skin and history need to be done in order to make diagnosis and provide treatment options. ...Read more
I have white spots on my face and arms that seem to spreading. They are noticeable since my skin is tanned. What can I do to avoid them?
Skin color changes: Can come from several different reasons. One could be a skin fungus which can spread and look like whiter spots than your normal skin. One remedy may be showering with selsum blue shampoo and let it sit on your skin for a couple if minutes. Another possibility is vitiligo (the michael jackson skin disease). This is a skin disorder where you start to lose the pigment cells called melanocytes. ...Read more
1)i have brownish spots on my chest area now going to my face and under arms? 2)i already have a app. To see a dermatologist but I no ins. An estimate?
Tinea versicolor is fairly common. It is caused by a type of yeast fungus called pityrosporum ovale. This fungus is normally found on human skin. It only causes a problem in certain settings.
The condition is treated by applying antifungal medicines to the skin. These medicines include clotrimazole, ketoconazole, and miconazole. Anti-fungal medicines you take by mouth can also be used. ...Read more
Most of my back was covered with red spots. My chest and face have some red spots too, and then my arms turned into blotchy mess, heelp?
It's difficult to: Evaluate skin rashes in person and impossible to do so accurately without seeing the rash and getting more information about the symptoms. I suggest you take some selfies and set up a Virtual Consult with one of our doctors. Dr. Anne ...Read more
See a doc: Too many things to list. Go get checked. ...Read more
I get these huge spots/pimples on my face and arms. My skin feels grainy with loads of blackheads. Help?
I never get spots but I have break out over my forehead with red spots with just clear liquid in, also have random ones on my arms but mainl my face?
Red spots with clear liquid sound like acne. Acne occurs when the follicles become clogged. It can occur on the face, arms, chest or back. Over the counter topical medications can help. If the symptoms do not get better I recommend seeing a health care professional for an exam. ...Read more
Hydroquinone: There are a variety of over the counter products that contain a bleaching agent called hydroquinone. My favorite is one called ambi that is usually around $10-15. Apply it 1-2 times daily for 2 months. If that does not lighten the spots up, you should stop using it and see a dermatologist for other options. ...Read more
What are these brown small spots on my upper arms? Sunburn? Why arms are darker than my face and legs. How to get it normal like other body parts? Th
What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation? Also have several red spots on my arms.
Facial rash: Facial rash with burning can be cause by an allergic reaction to something that touched your facial skin, a viral infection like herpes, shingles on the face, photo-drug reaction to a medication you are taking, and other causes, skin diseases like Lupus. You should see your local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head - what's going on?
Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
All of a sudden I've brocken out in red itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back & head. Possible causes?
Get it evaluated: It is impossible to answer without be able to see the rash. Let your primary care doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more