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How do I get age spots removed?

How do I get age spots removed?

Lasers work the best: Lasers work better than any other method of age spot removal. ...Read more

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

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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How can I get rid of my age spots?

How can I get rid of my age spots?

Lasers work best: Age spots are best treated with lasers. Some spots will also respond to chemical peels, microdermabrasion, liquid nitrogen and other superfically destructive treatments; however, laser treatments are the best. ...Read more

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What are age spots and how do you get rid of them?

Stop the sun first: This is not a medical diagnosis and many patients refer to age spots which could reflect a variety of lesions such as actinic keratoses, solar lentigines, melasma, lentigo maligna, and seborrheic keratoses. Some of these are benign and will respond to skin care with exfoliation and possible mechanical, chemical or laser peels or resurfacing. Others may benefit from Retin-A therapy or biopsy/excise. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of age spots on your hands?

Laser Skin Treatment: Topical bleaching creams help to lighten spots, but are often ineffective for their total removal. In-office treatments such as chemical peels and lasers are often necessary to provide the best cosmetic benefit. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of age spots on my body?

How do I get rid of age spots on my body?

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

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I am 63 and getting age spots. Anything on the market that will help get rid of them?

Hydroquinone 4%: There are many over the counter products for treating age spots. The most effective treatment is hydroquinone 4% (prescription strength.) all treatments work best when you use a good sunblock every day. ...Read more

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What technique does a dermatologist use to get rid of these age spots?

Age spot removal: There are lots of ways to get rid of age spots. Remember that sun eposure worsens them and no matter what you do, wear sunscreen! before lasers were widely available many docs would use a series of chemical peels and prescription lightening creams. Now lasers or ipls work very well to target the excess pigment and as i like to say, "cook it". The spots get darker for a bit, then flake off. ...Read more

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What can I do to permanently get rid of age spots on my face and prevent more from appearing?

What can I do to permanently get rid of age spots on my face and prevent more from appearing?

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

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How do I get rid of age spots on my face, i hate them sooooo much. Help?

How do I get rid of age spots on my face, i hate them sooooo much. Help?

Many options: Age spots can be faded/removed with office based treatments such as certain lasers and intense pulse light therapy. Check with a board certified facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist to fin out the best treating for you. ...Read more

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So now I want to know, how do I get rid of these age spots on the back of my hands?

Use hand cream: Use hand cream , avoid exposure to sun and see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does tea tree oil get rid of age spots?

Does tea tree oil get rid of age spots?

No: There is no effect of tea tree oil on either hyper pigmentation or on keratosis ...Read more

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How do I get rid of brown age spots on back of hands?

How do I get rid of brown age spots on back of hands?

See a dermatologist: Bleaching creams, peels or lasers can help lighten/remove these spots. See a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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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I'm 52 have age spots and starting to get lines around my mouth and wrinkles under my eyes. I have oily skin?

I'm 52 have age spots and starting to get lines around my mouth and wrinkles under my eyes. I have oily skin?

Dermatology Consult: Smoking cigarettes, sun bathing and alcohol consumption bring on pre-mature aging. I hope you have not been doing this. In either case, see your dermatologist to make a plan to combat this. It is a life long task. Best wishes ...Read more

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Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more