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Removing Dark Spots From The Hands And Legs
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
A mild acid: A mild acid such as glycolic acid will exfoliate the skin and will help to reduce the color of scars. Other options are hydroquinone and retinol. Low concentration glycolic acid and retinol creams are available over the counter. Stronger peels such as a tca peel or laser resurfacing are done at a doctor's office. You can consult a local dermatologist for a treatment that's appropriate for you. ...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
Bleaching agents: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and newer bleaching agents such as elure can help lighten hyperpigmented or darker areas. Combining a bleaching agent with an exfoliant such as glycolic acid or tretinoin can help to enhance the effects of the bleaching agent by allowing for deeper penetration into the skin. Important to avoid sun damage or exposure. ...Read more
I used bleaching cream, i stoped, now, my veins are visible in my hands and feet and my skin is darker and uneven. How to go back to my natural tone.
Avoid sun: I would need to know your complexion type. If fair skinned the most important thing is a good sunscreen with zinc and/ or titanium. Topical hydroquinone, retinol, retin a (tretinoin). These may take months to work. Lasers and chemical peels are very good at removing the dark spots and refreshing your skin tone. Price varies. To keep from damaging your complexion any further, sunscreen!, hat with spf. ...Read more
How to quickly remove dark spots on skin caused by pimples? All the pimples are gone away but cause dark spots on my skin .. What am i suppose do ?
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various skin conditions like acne. Treatment is with prescription bleaching cream containing hydroquinone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I shave my whole body from buns to legs to arms. But I seem to only have dark spots behind my thighs and sort of acne on my bums too please help...
Shaving bumps: Apply hair conditioning on areas to be shaved.Shave after a shower, so hair is softer. Shave in the direction that the hair grows. Right after shaving, apply hydrogen peroxide. This might work well for shaving bumps. The area behind your thighs is subjected to a lot of friction, from tight garments and when you rub against it while seating, may be that's why it's darker. I hope this helps. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
It may not be: Due to sweat. If i had to say, it may be pigmentation increases that may be due to elevated insulin. Not sure but if you have a family hx of type 2 diabetes, say, and could stand to lose weight, look up acanthosis nigricans to see if that fits ur description. Good luck, it's improvable if that is the case, may consider endocrinologist but see pcp first. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: I'm sorry your acne has not yet been managed & i assure you all acne can be treated effectively. For a guy, i start with benzoyl peroxide and topical clindamycin, if not successful in a few weeks add an appropriate antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 mg 2x/day. Dermatologists have bigger guns. Dark spots will fade over months. Great time in your life to focus on physical fitness. Good luck. ...Read more
PIPA: Geofridge, you probably have pigment in the dermis from chronic inflammation caused by the fungus, referred to by dermatologists/ dermatopathologists as post inflammatory pigmentary alteration or PIPA. It will take a long time to finally blend away, in some cases years as the melanin is removed from the dermis by histiocytes (macrophages). Dr Hilliard ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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