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How Can I Get Rid Of Some Vitiligo Spots
Manage the acne: All acne can be managed today; if 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Individual acne pigmentation lesions may take up to a few months to fade; if you use a hydroquinone bleach, do it sparingly. The vast majority of folks do not care whether you have some acne pigmentation; make sure this is what you really want to do. Best wishes. ...Read more
Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Since Fordyce spots are ectopic sebaceous glands - not related with hair follicles, and painless and harmless, I would recommend to get rid of them as long as being mentally and physically comfortable and being capable to adopt and adapt to what you are. That is the best in my 45-yr study and practice in urology. But if mentally unbearable, seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
I wouldn't try it: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Many thoughts: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more
May be normal: The penis is covered with skin like the rest of the body. So having spots on the penis can be normal. However it the spots are changing then this is more worrisome. Herpes, warts, syphillis and the other sexually transmitted diseases all have specific "looks" that doctors can diagnose. You should see a doctor before trying to "get rid" of penile lesions. ...Read more
Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic a i'd preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, som chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. ...Read more
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Combination Therapy: Combination therapy is the best way to get rid of dark spots. This means using a prescription retinoid and fade creams. Chemical peels and laser are also very effective. Sunblock is also critical. Dermatologists specialize in removing dark spots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne Treatment: There are many over the counter options to try. In general, you need one medication to kill bacteria, like benzoyl peroxide, and a second medication to help unplug your pores, like salicylic acid. There are also many prescription treatments if these fail. Hormonal therapy can work as well, like birth control pills or spironolactone. In severe cases, Accutane is another option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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