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How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots On My Face
How do I get rid of dark spots on my face? I'm over-weight and I smoke, could those be the problem?
Need to see doctor: Or a dermatologist. "dark spots" could be anything, everything or nothing. A doctor with experience with skin problems should take a look and see what they think it is, and then can work on a solution. Obviously, losing weight and stopping smoking are important for more than cosmetic reasons, and you should take this opportunity to seriously consider things that will improve your health overall.See 1 more doctor answer
Difficult but doable: Your situation is not an easy one but can be treated successfully. In my experience, you would have to pre-treat your skin with with hq and then either have repeated ipl treatments or laser resurfacing. http://www. Drkulick. Com/procedures_sr. Php http://drkulick. Com/procedures_pr. Php.See 1 more doctor answer
Multiple treatments: There are a number of ways to lighten brown marks from fading creams, like hydroquinone to chemical peels and lasers. Getting an image of your baseline (at las vegas dermatology we use the visia camera) and then seeing if the products or services you use are giving you value is key. See a dermatologist to get started.
Topical bleach: This postinflammatory pigmentation is temporary, and if you have patience and a steady hand you can try using a skin bleach within a quinone. Most people, including those you might be interested in dating, couldn't care less about the brown spots. It's your call.
Pigment &/or shadow: Pimples result in a breakdown of the skin and cause a scar. Any scar can get hyperpigmented, i.e. darker, for six months and sunscreen of spf 15 or greater helps to protect against the pigment changes. Chemical lightners help. The scar can also have a depression from the plane of the surrounding skin. When light reflects off of the scar, it appears darker & resurfacing methods help to even scar.
How to get rid of dark spots caused by pimples? . There are no more pimples on my face but there are black spots that are caused by them. .
See a Dermatologist: See a dermatologist for the treatment who can use skin lightener cream. It contain an active ingredient or combination of ingredients that reduces the amount of melanin in the skin where it is applied. The most widely used ingredient in skin lighteners sold in the U.S. Is hydroquinone.
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'.
I am a 22yr old causation and have some dark spots on my face. What over-the-counter cream would help get rid of them?
Be careful: Several over the counter products have been found to be contaminated with mercury which can be extremely dangerous. Don't use any that are not made in the U.S. Over the counter skin lightening creams don't work very well. I recommend seeing a dermatologist. To limit skin darkening, wear sunscreen. Birth control pills and pregnancy can cause darkening of the skin on the face.See 1 more doctor answer
My face is completely clear of acne but I have dark spots on my face from where it used to be. How can I get rid of them quickly?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
How many ipl treatments would I have to get to lighten my sun spots? I have dark spots on my face from too much time spent at the beach. Although I've started using sunscreen, I want to get rid of the sun spots that I already have. Would it take more than
It depends: It is best to try a test spot to see if it'll work for you. Results are variable, sometimes good, sometimes not so much. If you do get improvement, overexposure to the sun once is often enough to bring them back. Other types of treatment may work better, so see a qualified profession in your area for an opinion.See 2 more doctor answers
How do I get rid of hyper pigmentation on my face? I'm an african american woman and I have a lot of dark spots on my face and neck. I know it must be hyper pigmentation but I don't know how to get rid of it. I have been using ambi fade cream and cocoa bu
Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration.
I have pigmentation on my face and back. What measures should I take to get rid of these dark spots and get even skin color?
Hydroquinone: One of the most effective treatments for "skin stains", or darkening of the skin after acne, is hydroquinone. It is available without a prescription in 2% strength and should be applied twice daily to the dark spots only, not the surrounding normal skin. Some formulations contain glycolic acid, which help as well. It often takes 6 or more weeks to see any improvement.
I have mild acne only on my cheeks on my face and mixed with dark spots. How could I get rid of them both?
Acne and dark spots: There are medications that treat both acne lesions and dark spots, like retinoids, benzoyl peroxides and azelaic acid. All of these can be irritating so start them slowly at twice a week and gradually increase to once a day. Irritation from acne treatments can by itself produce dark spots, so slower is better.
I have dark spots in my face which I think they are pimples that never came out. What can I buy over counter to get rid of them?
Treating Blackheads: My recommendation for effectively treating existing blackheads is not to attempt extracting them yourself, unless you are an aesthetician. I definitely do not recommend pore strips either. Both put you at risk for causing skin injury and inflammation. See a aesthetician/skin specialist for a facial with extractions. Retinoids, beta hydroxy acids and low dose birth control pills can be very helpful.
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