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How To Remove Sun Spots
HC 1% cream: It will fade over a long time. Hydrocortisone cream (HC 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and helps when used 2-3 times a day for 4-5 days on new mild sunburns. If the skin is blistered, cracked up, or oozing, one should see a primary doctor or a dermatologist. Hydrocortisone cream is ok to use on sunburned lips, and Aquaphor or plain Vaseline can be used on the lips in between hydrocortisone doses. ...Read more
Sunscreen, but...: Everybody should use sunscreen and this will make your freckles less prominent. If you're naturally a freckler, you may try having them lasered off but results will be so-so. A majority of your friends and the people you might date will tell you that your freckles are fine and probably something they like, and to enjoy them and embrace your genetic heritage. Photo Lady obviously likes hers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatologists help.: Without any more details other than a 'dark spot', the best advice would be to visit a dermatologist (skin doctor). They specialize in all manner of skin problems and can offer you suggestions and treatment for your spot. If the edges are abnormal, if the borders are irregular, if the color is uneven or if the diameter is >6mm, it could be melanoma. In this case, see a doctor now. Melanoma kills. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'd urge you not to: 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
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
Unlikely to happen: White birthmarks generally reflect an absence or decreased production of pigment in the patch of skin involved.This cannot be reversed. In theory you could transplant a full thickness graft of your skin to cover the area, but it would never look "normal" and would have some visible demarcation at the edges that would call attention to the patch.Most would use a cover makeup for prominent areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make sure not cancer: See physician first to make sure it is not a skin cancer. Sometimes the worst appearing lesion may not be a cancer. Dark spots depending on appearance can be very embarassing. Most physicians can remove these depending on the size. Your insurance may consider it cosmetic surgery. If it is a problem to you, then go for getting it removed. ...Read more
You can't; don't try: You'll disfigure yourself and be disappointed. Freckles are as natural to you as the color of your hair, or the special things about your body that the special people in your life like as distinctive to you. Less sunlight is less freckles. Pippi longstocking, asked whether she "suffered from freckles" laughed and said, "no, i love them." since you can't remove them, it's your best choice also. ...Read more
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