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Moles On African American Skin
Seek dermatologist : Laser hair treatments for dark skin including African American skin can be safely performed with certain lasers at the right settings. Seek out a dermatologist who is experienced with treating ethnic and darker skin types. Typically a diode laser and Yag lasers have the correct wavelength for treating darker skin. Avoid ipl or medical spas without doctor supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Must go to a trained professional with a lot of experience in persons of color. THe lasers that would be safest for you are the YAG and the 910 diode like lightsheer ...Read more
No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin. ...Read more
Hi I am African-AM w/ darker skin. Using Hydroquinone to mitigate dark freckles. Noticed skin peeling at treated sites. treated areas now Blackened.
You really need to: see a board certified dermatologist for some answers and correct treatment options. ...Read more
Depends on the spot: Fading dark spots on dark skin is difficult and dependent on what caused the dark spot in the 1st place., how long it has been there, and where in the skin (depth) it is. Best advice is to see a dermatologist who can evaluate the pigmentary changes and help provide the best treatment options (bleaching agent, lasers, surgery, tincture of time etc..). Good luck. ...Read more
Red heads: Red hair is one of the risk factors that is a increased risk of melanoma over black or brown hair. Such risk factors are related to the genetics that red headed people are more likely to be fair skinned and their skin burns more easily than others. People with such risk factors (also many moles, northern europe decent (e.g. Fair skin), blue eyes, family history of melanoma) means that they should. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?
Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care. ...Read more
Which succes- and riskfactors are involved in dye laser/plastic surgery for old flaky purple cdle scars? I am african american and have colored skin
What are my chances of developing skin cancer if I had 2 premelanoma and 10 clarks moles? Fair skin, green eyes, no family history of cancer.
High: You'll do well to use a good sunscreen, and especially to continue to keep an eye on your skin. You've got a reasonable chance of getting a malignant melanoma one of these days, but if you've kept up proper surveillance and spot and remote it in time, you will probably save your life by doing so. ...Read more
Does a mole on on skin (from childhood) that changed to 2 different colors mean melanoma in 40 yers old?
I was born with skin colored mole on my face. Recently it increased in size slightly.are such type of moles dangerous?
Need to see: See your doctor or better yet a dermatologist. Many skin lesions can be white and be normal. A dermatologist can check your skin and help diagnose and treat if necessary. Some causes of white spots include idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis to vitiligo. Skin cancer does not typically present as white spots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?
See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more
Is there a compound or skin bleach to get rid of dark marks on african american skin I am llight brown skin and I have a lot of dark marks from plucking and tweezing facial hair?
Melanage peels : First you must avoid the sun, and protect your skin from uva & uvb radiation. Most bleaching creams are not very effective. The best treatment for hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) is a melanage peel. This treatment is especially effective for darker skinned individuals. Dark skinned people must be very careful not to actually make the dark spots worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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