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How To Remove Black Spots On Legs
Hyperpigmentation: There is no real way to tell you what those spots are because I do not know your racial variant or your tendency to have color in the skin as well as how goes you and your family heal from minor ones. You need to see a dermatologist and get an opinion so that these lesions might be able to be helped. ...Read more
Diagnosis needed: Diagnosis is needed. Some dark spots are easy to identify and come with age. Others, represent a skin condition, such as melasma, which would require seeking the help of a dermatologist for treatments. ...Read more
Big picture: The key is long-term acne control. If topical benzoyl peroxid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Post-acne pigmentation will fade on its own in a month or two at the most. If you have a black mole or something similar on your face, get it seen. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends: If it is simply sun-damage, some topical treatments or some laser treatments may a good option. However, if the lesion is concerning for melanoma, it needs to be biopsied. Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Dark Spots: Discuss chemical peels and laser therapy with your dermatologist. Chemical peels involve using citric acid to remove the damaged top layer of skin from the face. It will remove brown spots and even skin tone. Laser therapy uses an intense light to bring healthy red blood cells to the skin's surface. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydroquinone (HQ) +: I find otc hydroquinone based products generally ineffective. Prescription based hq products such as triluma can be effective in many cases of hyperpigmentation. If the hyperpigmentation is due to a deep form of melasma, however, even triluma may not be enough. In difficult cases, proven chemical peels along with rx hq based products and daily sunblock can work for many patients-see your derm md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: There are many options including using topical creams such as bleaching creams (hydroquinone, kojic acid, elure), microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, chemical peels, lasers (noninvasive lasers such as ktp laser work the best with least side-effects, ruby, alexandrite, nd:yag lasers), invasive lasers (co2, erbium, fractional co2, fraxel), ipl (intense pulsed light). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Black heads: Black heads are blocked sebaceous pores on the face which are covered over by dead skin. If you push on them you can express the small amount of white material, but you might cause a local infection. The best way to have blackheads removed is by having a professional facial with a licensed aesthetician or see a physician to remove these under sterile conditions to prevent infection ...Read more
Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use ABCD RULE: It's best to see a dermatologist but a good rule of thumb is the abcd guidelines to assess the potential for a melanoma which would've the most concerning lesion. There are many benign conditions which can cause dark spots that do not otherwise need treatment such as a freckle (lentigines) or seborrheic keratosis (liver spot). ...Read more
I have dark spots and scars on my face from acne and ingrown hairs. Any tips on how to remove them?
You will need laser: to address all of these things. You are on several medications, so adding another would not be a good idea. Good luck! ...Read more
Must be visualized: Multiple dermatologic illnesses must be rule out and cannot be diagnosed at all without photo documentation. ...Read more
Just noticed small black spots on my leg,looks like i sat on a magic marker.wasnt there last week?
Dermatology: Any "black" spots on your body should be evaluated by a skin specialist. Without a photo it is impossible to diagnose. Please see a dermatologist ASAP. ...Read more
I have two black spots on my leg. I don't know what it is. Doesn't hurt or itch.It grows bigger everyday. I am also in a tropical area at the moment.
There are black spot formated at the end of hair roots of leg. Black spots are seen on both whole leg. What is cause of this spot. Why it takes place?
Need a photo: Black spots could be many things, including ingrown hairs, freckles, melanomas, and so on. To evaluate black spots on your skin it would be very helpful to have a photo. You may wish to consult with a dermatologist by requesting a consult in HealthTap Concierge, where you can attach a photo and get a response from a dermatologist expert who looks at the picture. Good luck ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of the skin pigment due to increased amounts of melanin, usually occurs during the healing process after the treatment of a skin disease. While most cases of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation disappear on their own after a few weeks, you can speed up the process by using bleaching cream with hydroquinone. ...Read more
I have black spots about three ,it looks like moles.is due to me being overweightand my legs rubbing?
I have black spots and pimpels on my hips and also have cellulate problem on hips and legs what should I do?
Plastic: Find plastic surgeon or dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Skin discoloration can be a sign serious vein problems, usually dark brown, or dark red. These skin lesions can lead to ulceration. You need to have a duplex ultrasound and work up by someone experienced in vein disease. Once treated, many times the skin will become healthy again, and sometimes even become more normal in appearance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
African american male with black spots all over body very itchy been there for months worst on legs.. What is it can I get it.. They get puffy at time?
Without seeing it : It is hard to say. May just be dry skin causing itchiness . Puffiness as a result of constant scratching. You can take a histamine eg allegra, claritin, zyrtec, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc for the itch but you may need prescription for topical steroids from your physician. Otc ones may not be strong enough, but you can certainly try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My aunt have black spots appeared on face arm and legs, she have hep C ... Is her hep c at last stage or is it one of the hep c symptoms?
My 4 year old daughter have some black spots on left knee.There are no itching or pain in it.Its spreading in whole left leg.What should I do?
Need more info: It is difficult to provide useful information without more info and being able to see the spots. In this case a visual inspection by a medical provider is necessary. ...Read more
Black spots on my face, neck, chest, and legs that suddenly burst and bleed with out touching them I am concerned and wondering what is wrong?
Dizziness, light headed, black spots in vision, blacking out, and leg weakness. Any ideas on what could be wrong with me?
Need for examination: It would require a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests to determine the diagnosis. If you have been having excessive menstrual bleeding, anemia from the blood loss could explain these symptoms. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
What can I do to get rid of the ingrown hairs on my butt? In middle school, i shaved my butt and legs.Now they are black spots on my butt and legs.
Have fever for days . Now have swell and black spots on feet and legs which now has spread to the testicles.?
As a guy : When something spreads to the testicles, stop your typing and go see the doctor..... Get this checked out! from a medical perspective, you waited a month and not only did the condition not improve, it has worsened, so as a layman, and a doc, i say go see your internist. ...Read more
As a guy : When something spreads to the testicles, stop your typing and go see the doctor..... Get this checked out! from a medical perspective, you waited a month and not only did the condition not improve, it has worsened, so as a layman, and a doc, i say go see your internist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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