Top 19 Doctor insights on: Mongolian spots in adults
See below:: Mongolian spots are very common in any part of the body of dark-skinned babies. They are flat, gray-blue in color (almost looking like a bruise), and can be small or large. They are caused by some pigment that didn't make it to the top layer when baby's skin was being formed. They are harmless and usually fade away by school age. They are commonly located on trunk/extremities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave them alone: Mongolian patches/spots are pigment variations within the skin often seen over the lower back&buttochs but may be seen anywhere along the posterior of the body. They are generated by self-regulating pigment producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin and nothin I know of will alter their size/location or remove them. ...Read more
Can fade with time: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darker skinned persons, such as those who are of asian, east indian, and african descent. They can be mistaken for bruises. They often fade with time and are usually gone by late the teen years. They cause no complications and do not need treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mongolian spots: Mongolian spot results from entrapment of pigment-containing cells in the dermis during fetal development. It is usually present at birth or appears within the first weeks of life and typically disappears spontaneously within 4 years but can persist for life. Mongolian spots occur in more than 90% of infants of the mongoloid race (east asians, indonesians, polynesians, eskimos, amerindians). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No complications: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darker skinned persons, such as those who are of asian, east indian, and african descent. They can be mistaken for bruises. They often fade with time and are usually gone by late the teen years. They cause no complications and do not need treatment. ...Read more
None: No treatment is needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
During pregnancy I developed mongolian spots in ironically the same areas my daughter was born with them. Mine disappeared but what is the relation?
Mother/daughter bond: Unfortunately, your daughter has at least 50% of your gene pool which explains the confluence of the spots between you. ...Read more
See a dermatologist:
Not that I'm aware of, but I'm not a specialist. You would need to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, particularly if the scars are very noticeable or severe.
There is nothing you can buy with or without a prescription that will do this. So if someone is trying to sell you something, ignore it. It won't work. ...Read more
I did not have acne until recently as an adult (27). My breakouts tend to occur in the same spots and seem to stick around forever! What's the deal?
How can you get white teeth if never been, have had white spots on them since adult ones came in but were never STAR WHITE, is there away it can be done?
Whiter teeth: Consult with your own dentist to determine what your options are. Typically, we start with an exam, x-rays & a professional cleaning. Possibilities are microabrasion, professional tooth whitening, tooth colored composite bonding, porcelain laminates, all ceramic crowns (& combinations of these techniques). There is no one size fits all answer. Individual specifics, expectation & cost are factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver. As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?
Probably nothing: If the red spots on your skin are cherry hemangiomas / "Campbell de Morgan spots", relax, they mean absolutely nothing. Maybe one person has a hemangioma or two or three in the liver and it's a non-issue itself -- a Gorbachev birthmark, a curiosity. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more
I finally got my adult acne under control using epiduo gel but now I have dark spots on my face from breaking out before. Will the retin A (tretinoin) help?
Actually it may.: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is improved with topicals that turnover the top layer of skin like all retinoids do. I like to combine Retinoic acid with lightening agents to get the most power and improvement. Beta hydroxy acid peels help a lot too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer