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Age Spots (Definition)

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


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Is there something i can use to coverup old age spots?

Is there something i can use to coverup old age spots?

Cover up age spots..: The most effective way I have found to cover up dark spots or age spots is to use a mineral powder like colorescience skin bronzing primer followed by a color matched pressed mineral or loose mineral powder. There are great treatments available to significantly improve or resolve age spots as well. Intense pulsed light (ipl) is one effective modality. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of age spots on your hands?

Is there any way to get rid of age spots on your hands?

Laser Skin Treatment: Topical bleaching creams help to lighten spots, but are often ineffective for their total removal. In-office treatments such as chemical peels and lasers are often necessary to provide the best cosmetic benefit. ...Read more

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So now I want to know, how do I get rid of these age spots on the back of my hands?

Use hand cream: Use hand cream , avoid exposure to sun and see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of brown age spots on back of hands?

How do I get rid of brown age spots on back of hands?

See a dermatologist: Bleaching creams, peels or lasers can help lighten/remove these spots. See a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can i prevent my age spots from getting any worse? I have recently began seeing age spots worsening on my face and hands. I know that this is due to many years in the sun and i now wear sunscreen every time i will be outside for an extended period of time

Can i prevent my age spots from getting any worse? I have recently began seeing age spots worsening on my face and hands. I know that this is due to many years in the sun and i now wear sunscreen every time i will be outside for an extended period of time

I : I would recommend you apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least spf 30 every day. In addition, consider using a combination of tretinoin cream with hydroquinone (prescribed by your dermatologist) or a facial system such as obagi which helps blend in discoloration of the skin. Another option would be to have a few of the darker age spots treated lightly with liquid nitrogen which can peel off the surface pigment or consider an intense pulsed light laser treatment. But most important, wear your sunscreen every day! ...Read more

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Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Any age mom: Ds can occur at ang maternal age but numbers climb a lot for older moms. If doc suspects some unusual issue it is best that s/he be up front about it and do appropriate screening or specific tests to define it.Proper diagnosis can either relieve you or make sure early treatments are started. ...Read more

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Could a 17 yr old have sun spots/age spots?

Sun spots: Excessive sun exposure can cause spots on exposed areas. Pityriasis alba is hypopigmented spots on face from sun exposure. Important to use sun screen ...Read more

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How do I get of rid of age spots I am 50 years old?

Options: If this is melasma there is no cure. You can use topicals or dermabrasions which will help to keep it in control. Treatment has to be ongoing. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 17 year old have sun spots/age spots?

Yes: I have seen freckles in toddlers and these are "sun spots" from sun exposure. If your skin is prone to this already at your age, you need to be obsessive about putting on sun screen daily to all exposed skin or covering it up. Avoid mid-day sun if possible. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old & i get red age spots what can I use on them?

I am 28 years old & i get red age spots what can I use on them?

Red age spots?: Would need to see them to confirm that these are indeed age spots, before recommending any treatment. Make sure you are using a sunscreen of spf 30 daily. ...Read more

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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?

Check first: Have your doctor check them out at a routine visit. Your "age spots" may be evidence of sun damage which can be pre-cancerous. Choosing a treatment before a good evaluation can lead to trouble. ...Read more

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Some dark black spots on my fathers hand...hi age is about 48..is it normal to have these things?

Some dark black spots on my fathers hand...hi age is about 48..is it normal to have these things?

Hard to tell.: Without seeing these spots, it's impossible to tell. With age, many people develop spots on their skin. However, as one ages, the risk for serious skin cancers also increases. It would be best to have a dermatologist look at the spot. Good luck. ...Read more