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How do I make dark spots go away ? I want even toned clear skin.

How do I make dark spots go away ? I want even toned clear skin.

Dark spots: There are different methods of treating dark spots. Some are as simple as creams and skin regimens which even out tone of the skin. Laser treatments can also be used to even out pigmentation. Make sure the spots are benign appearing before starting any regimen. A good dermatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I get tan when i go out in sun...Can u suggest me some nice cream to get rid of it n improve my complextion?

I get tan when i go out in sun...Can u suggest me some nice cream to get rid of it n improve my  complextion?

Sun block: Wearing a hat and sunblock will help quite a bit in keeping your complexion soft smooth and plumped up. Drink lots of water and wear make up that has spf as well. ...Read more

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I am a lighter skinned african american, i've had acne and from bothering it i get these yucky dark spots... What can I do to make them go away?

I am a lighter skinned african american, i've had acne and from bothering it i get these yucky dark spots... What can I do to make them go away?

PIH or dark spots: It sounds like something called "post inflammatory hyperpigmentation" or pih. The pigment producing cells get irritated by the inflammation and spew out more pigment, causing a dark spot. Often these will go away if you give it enough time. To speed things up, i often prescribe a combination of hydroquinone cream, retin a (tretinoin) and kojic acid. Neocutis makes a product called 'perle" that works too. ...Read more

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I have small skin colored acne that won't go away. What do you advise?

I have small skin colored acne that won't go away. What do you advise?

Acne: Its hard to say since we don't know anything about you and you didn't post a picture. I doubt you are 46, and have no idea of your gender, skin type or medical history or medications. Having said that, be sure you are dealing with Acne or comedones first. Your description is not suggestive of acne. It may be hyperkeratosis. See your dermatologist or consult us through HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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I have little white bumps under my eyes, they do not hurt, and i want them to go away. How do I get rid of them?

I have little white bumps under my eyes, they do not hurt, and i want them to go away. How do I get rid of them?

See your eye MD: There are several possibilities but you would need to have an in-person exam. Most likely it is not dangerous or worrisome, so any corrective procedures may not be covered by your insurance. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back. How to i make it better?

How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back.  How to i  make it better?

Sun screen daily: Where a sunscreen all year round with an spf off at least 30. The chemical free ones may block the sun the best. They have titanium or zinc oxide in them. In the summer do not forget to wear a broad brimmed hat. ...Read more

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I have stretch marks everywhere and i know i can't get rid of them but how to make it less noticeable?

I have stretch marks everywhere and i know i can't get rid of them but how to make it less noticeable?

Difficult to treat: Stretch marks are very difficult to treat. The only way to completely get rid of them is to cut them out (like a tummy tuck). There are treatments that can improve them. These include laser treatments like Laser Genesis, micro needling, PRP injections, fat transfers. Cosmetic coverage (spray tan or body makeup) may temporarily help the appearance (I never recommend UV tanning). ...Read more

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I have got severe dark circles what can I do to get rid of them? They look horrible and are so visible as I am fair :'( makes me want to cry

I have got severe dark circles what can I do to get rid of them? They look horrible and are so visible as I am fair :'( makes me want to cry

Yes: I think you mean dark circles under her eyes were allergic shiners. He's can be treated with allergy medications like Singulair (montelukast) and histamines see if physician in person or Healthtap consult for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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How can I get rid off discoloured dark armpits that i can do myself with out going to dermatologist?

Kojic Acid: You can try kojic acid which is an over the counter bleaching cream used twice a day. Go to the following web site http://consumersguides.Com/skin_lightener_reviews/index7.Html. ...Read more

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About to get married. So ashamed myself! how can I lighten yellow skin, get rid of it, or cover it up?

About to get married. So ashamed myself! how can I lighten yellow skin, get rid of it, or cover it up?

Yellow skin: Products that have been shown to lighten your skin are: hydroquinone, licorice extract, vitamin c, arbutin, Alpha hydroxy acids, kojic acid, and azelaic acid. See you local dermatologist for help with your skin. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my eyes tiny red veins how do I make them go away?

What do you suggest if my eyes tiny red veins how do I make them go away?

Nix (permethrin) the cause: Tiny blood vessels on the eyes are necessary, and are more prominent in some people than others. You cannot completely eliminate them. Eliminating the cause of what is engorging them will minimize their appearance. Allergies, inadequate sleep, drugs and alcohol, infection and irritation from pollution or contact lenses are common causes. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips on how to get flawless skin? Im naturally tanned but would like advice on how to even out my complexion? Thank You:D

Flawless not forever: Exposure to UV A & B (tanning) will result in premature aging of the skin, so it won't stay flawless for long. A very serious skin cancer , melanoma, is on the rise in the US, with a high mortality. Attributed to excess sun exposure and tanning booths. The experience in Australia with this problem should make us think twice- melanoma is epidemic there. ...Read more

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I tan easy and i noticed some patches of skin that didn't tan , why ? Do i need to make an appointment to get it checked out?

I tan easy and i noticed some patches of skin that didn't tan , why ? Do i need to make an appointment to get it checked out?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin hallmarked by patches of discolored or hypo pigmented skin. Check the link out! take great care! http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/tinea-versicolor-the-basics?Source=see_link. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pimples and get fair white skin please i want lighter skin?

What can I do to treat pimples and get fair white skin please i want lighter skin?

Skin tone: is mostly genetically determined. Methods to avoid sun exposure such as applying sunscreen 30 minutes prior to exposure and re-applying every 4 hours can help maintain the fairest skin possible for you. Look for a sunscreen that is 'non-comedogenic' to help prevent more outbreaks. ...Read more

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I have acne scars all ova my body and i can't wear things i like cus i get embarassed how do I clear it please and I have dark lips that i want pink?

I have acne scars all ova my body and i can't wear things i like cus i get embarassed how do I clear it please and I have dark lips that i want pink?

Derm consult: Your feeling that you need to be treated is sufficient. Dermatologists have lasers, fillers, surgery and abrasion to make scars less visible. You deserve to be treated if this is your wish. ...Read more

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Lets say my skin color is drak , it naturally dark . If i don't like my skin color & want to get lighter how could I do that? Trying to get lighter

This : This would be a discussion to have with your dermatologist. There are some fading and depigmentation creams available, but these would be prescription products to be used only under the care and supervision of a dermatologist. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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If i get a chemical peel for my back and arms for acne scars will it make them go away or just lighten up if I do 4 tretmeants with a light peel?

If i get a chemical peel for my back and arms for acne scars will it make them go away or just lighten up if I do 4 tretmeants with a light peel?

Chemical peel acne: Generally, chemical peels treat active acne or acne prone skin. Salicylic acid peels are very effective. While the peels may help pigmentation and redness, they are often not very helpful for deep scars. Dermabrasion remains the gold standard. ...Read more

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How do I make dark spots go away ? I want even toned clear skin.

Dark spots: There are different methods of treating dark spots. Some are as simple as creams and skin regimens which even out tone of the skin. Laser treatments can also be used to even out pigmentation. Make sure the spots are benign appearing before starting any regimen. A good dermatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I am indian. My forehead has black spots going around. I am not dark, i put nuteogena tone repair everyday on my skin which has 30psf. Is that helpfu?

I am indian. My forehead has black spots going around. I am not dark, i put nuteogena tone repair everyday on my skin which has 30psf. Is that helpfu?

It is possible: Any topical medicine that is supposed to fade brown spots will work slowly. The 30 spf is to reduce the chances of sun exposure making them darker (and to protect you from skin cancer). If these spots are from acne then you should see a dermatologist to address this. ...Read more

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After acne marks starts to disappear gradually .Will skin heal to its original complexion, skin tone.Or will the marks cause dark spots or brown skin?

Can do all: Acne can leave dark spots. If there is no true scarring then the skin will return to normal. You need to be on acne treatment that will prevent flares. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?

TOPICALS !!: The best way to treat this is with otc hydroqinone cream, kojic acid and if very mild, retin a (tretinoin). If you have a darker skin type, you may want to have your dermatologist monitor your self intervention. ...Read more

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I have lots of acne scars and spots over my face, chest, and back. They are dark because of my skin tone and hyperpigmention. How do I get rid of them?

I have lots of acne scars and spots over my face, chest, and back. They are dark because of my skin tone and hyperpigmention. How do I get rid of them?

Multiple options: You've got multiple options for treating your acne scars, even with your darker complexion. For example, microneedling is a safe and effective option that can be used on all skin types. Other options include chemical peels and laser treatments. The 'tincture of time' can also be effective as these scars will lighten up over time even if you do nothing at all. Skin lightening creams can also help. ...Read more

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I have a tiny spot slightly darker than my skin tone on both of my breasts on the same place. What is it?how can I get rid of it? Is it bad?

I have a tiny spot slightly darker than my skin tone on both of my breasts on the same place. What is it?how can I get rid of it? Is it bad?

Skin lesions: Skin lesions require an examination before anyone can offer an opinion. Your primary care doctor can help or you could see a dermatologist. You can also do a virtual visit on Healthtap right now and get an evaluation by one of the many primary care doctors available. ...Read more

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I have these spots on my arm. these spots are lighter then my skin tone and they are bumby?

Concur w Dr. Juchau: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My body skin tone is not uniform, i'm having lighter skin spots all over my belly and back. Why?

My body skin tone is not uniform, i'm having lighter skin spots all over my belly and back. Why?

Fungal infection: Likely you have a fungal infection called tinea versicolor, which is very common and harmless. The fungus produces a substance which prevents the skin cells from tanning when exposed to sun. I assume this rash pattern appears in summer time and fade in winter? If so, this is what you have. Vitiligo can also do that, but it is very obvious. I suggest seeing doc for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a carmel skin with light spots because of a accindent rip off my skin and need to tone I have tried coco butter and sun screen

I am  a carmel skin  with light spots because of a accindent rip off my skin and need to tone I have tried coco butter and sun screen

Skin tone variation : Changes in skin tone are very common after trauma to the skin. These changes are more visible in darker skin, but occur in all skin types. Sun protection with sunscreen is always the first step. You can try topical agents that decrease skin pigment, but these have unreliable success. ...Read more

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I used hydroquin 4% with cutivate for brown spots for 2 months and now my whole face skin has darkened. How can I get my natural skin tone back?

I used hydroquin 4% with cutivate for brown spots for 2 months and now my whole face skin has darkened. How can I get my natural skin tone back?

Just be patient: Your normal skin tone will return on on its own. Just resist putting any other chemical treatments or medication on your face. You are continuously making new skin cells and old skin cells are sloughed off. The outer layer of skin is usually recycled about every two weeks, so your face should be back to it's normal tone before long. ...Read more

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Got a sunburn that left white spots & was told melanocytes were damaged.How can I speed up the recovery & have my skin tone looking normal/even FAST?

Got a sunburn that left white spots & was told melanocytes were damaged.How can I speed up the recovery & have my skin tone looking normal/even FAST?

Cant: You can not speed up the process the melanocytes ar e either in shock in which case the pigment issues will resolve in time or they dies in which the white spots are permanent. Avoid repeat sun insult to the area ...Read more

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If hydroquinone 2% burns my skin so easily, and even darkened it a little, would skin laser be a bad option for me to remove spots and even skin tone?

Depends: Hydroquinone usually does not irritate the skin and thus one of the ingredients in the cream may be the culprit. As for skin laser, one needs to be cautious to use it on people with dark complexion and pre-treatment hydroquinone is one way to reduce the burning and scarring. Talk to the doctor giving the laser Rx and ask these questions. ...Read more