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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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Can teenagers have age spots on their face?

Can teenagers have age spots on their face?

Yes, sort of: So called age spots or liver spots are usually due to skin damage from ultraviolet light, generally from the sun. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002126/. ...Read more

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What can I do for age spots on my face?

What can I do for age spots on my face?

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

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What can I use to remove age spots on my face? I have tried several creams, but nothing seems to help.

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

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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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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?

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

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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! :(?

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

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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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