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How To Get Rid Of Dark Pigmentation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wouln'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
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone over-the-counter remedies are available, but you must be patient and stay out of the sun. A dermatologist can offer stronger treatments. Be sure that this is what you want to do rather than something you think you should do or need to do -- it's your choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Dark circles in eyes: There are many causes for circles under eyes to occur: racial, occupational sun exposure, certain glaucoma medications, fatigue, insomnia and the list goes on. Some circles will subside if the cause is a temporary one and is removed.. In some cases a lower blepharoplasty ( lid tuck ), will improve the appearance as the prominent orbital fat is also removed. Cosmetic creams work not as they claim. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's difficult: Some dark circles appear so due to excess or drooping lid skin. This is often treated with surgery. Occasionally, fillers can be placed in the area around the lids to diminish the appearance of the bags. If you have only the dark circles, it is difficult to treat. Cosmetics can conceal it, and laser procedures are marginally helpful. An oculoplastic surgeon can give you an idea of your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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