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How To Get Rid Of Dark Freckles
Have it evaluated: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
Solar lentigos: Lighter-skinned folks who get a fair amount of sunlight get spots on the shoulders, and often elsewhere, often by the time they're young adults. Where I live, they're prized as showing that a person's been active as an outdoors person / athlete. You'll do well to wear sunscreen like everybody should. Have somebody keep an eye for any that look suspicious for malignancy. They're healthy & look fine ...Read more
I have got prominent dark circles and freckles. Please tell me how to get rid of them. I am n indian girl if 19 year of age.?
Hyperpigmentation: You probably have hyperpigmentation. You should see a dermatologist first to make sure it is not something else. Hyperpigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquonone/tretinoi combo, chemical peel, ipl (intense pulse light) or laser skin resurfacing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had light skin but now look darker due to age (freckles and spots), can lasers get rid of the darker spots and make skin lighter?
I have this dark spot or freckle that appeared above my lip a few years ago and I really hate how it looks is there anyway I can get rid of it? I
See a dermatologist: Begin with a diagnosis. If it is benign, ask a trusted friend if it is ugly or not before you plunge into any expensive treatment. ...Read more
Dark skin around gen: The dark brown patches of skin around the genital area may be caused by various disorders. It is probably erythrasma which can be treated using anti-fungals and antibiotics. It's normal, and it's due to hormones. Causes: There are several different factors that could cause the darkening of skin in various parts of the body. The causes of dark vagina mainly include – Ageing, Regular application of ...Read more
Really depends: On what's causing your dark spots. Some spots are related to pigmented lesions like moles, others are from sun damage, or after inflammation, or related to hormonal changes. The ideal way to treat a "dark spot" really does require some understanding of what's causing them. ...Read more
Depends: Some individuals skin tones are darker in the tear trough areas beneath the eyes. In this case camouflage with concealer is the best method although bleaching with hydroquinone can occasionally be temporarily effective. In some people lack of fat by thinning from age can cause blood vessels to be more visible. Therefore fat grafting and/or fillers such as Restylane (dermal fillers) or prevelle silk can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Get evaluated: Various reasons for skin discoloration. Infections, irritation from clothing, cosmetic or soaps, or discoloration from the aftermath of what might have been there. Sometimes changes in the skin from friction can contribute to appearance. Acanthosis nigricans is also possible, this condition can be associated with underlying medical conditions. It's best to go to a dermatologist to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them tell you what the dark areas are and if there is somethin safe and effective that can be done for the dark areas. ...Read more
See a DERM Dr.: Depending on what is causing your dark circles, will determine the best course of action for you. A Dermatologist specializes in conditions of the skin and would be the best Dr. For you to see. Best wishes. ...Read more
TakeAPeekForAWeek: Some people get dark marks from small traumas to the skin, like small punctures or insect bites. It's a bummer 'cause it looks like you're a popper or something. You'll have to wait for the healing (actually, over-healing) to subside and make sure there's no active infection. Then apply a mild topical steroid (hydrocortisone 1%) three to four times a day. If that fails, best to see a dermatologist ...Read more
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