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Laser Treatments For Age Spots
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more
What is the best (reasonably priced) way to fade age spots on my face. Tried laser and some creams. Spots, veins and ruddiness remain. I'm only 41! :(?
Best spot treatment: Rather than shopping by price, you should look for someone who will give you some insight as to why these therapies have not met your expectations. Some expectations are simply unreasonable. Improvement is always the goal, not perfection. A good place to start is the dermatologist (i hope) who did your laser treatment. ...Read more
I am 61 years old and noticed age spots on my face. What is the best approach to get rid of them. Creams? Laser? Retin-a?
What type of anti-aging treatments are available for hyperpigmentation? I am in my mid-fifties and i started noticing dark age spots on my cheeks and nose a few years ago. They are really starting to bother me. What kind of anti-aging treatments are avail
Depends on spots: What we term "age spots" include seborrheic keratoses (thick brown bump) and lentigoes (flat brown patch). Both are hereditary and we tend to develop more with time. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing), lasers, ipl, chemical peels, etc. Treatment choice largely depends on the number of spot and how thick they are. If they are flat sun spots, one can start with a bleaching cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many photofacial treatments will i need? The photofacial treatment seems too easy to be true. Is it really effective? How many times will I have to be treated by my doctor before my age spots are completely gone?
Yes: What we refer to as "age spots" include seborrheic keratoses (brown stuck on bumps) and lentigoes (flat brown patches). Both are hereditary, very common, and we tend to develop more with time. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing), lasers, ipl, chemical peels, curretting, cautery, etc. Treatment choice largely depends on the number of spot and how thick they are. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had laser treatment for a dark/age spot on my nose yesterday. Its very red/bruised w a small blister bump in the middle. Normal? Treatment?
My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?
Let him see a: A primary care dr and a dermatologist . It could be a sign of problems with stomach , intestinal , pancreatic , adrenal problems or tumor(less likely ) etcgive us some feedback ! ...Read more
I did a laser treatment test on a small spot, to see my reaction to it. 1 day has passed and the spot is all brown for some reason, what's going on?
Laser for what??: Lasers work by ablating ("burning") tissue. The 'brown spot' is likely a burn/scab. Talk to your doc to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more
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