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Doctor insights on: Redhead Freckles

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Do freckles fade?

Do freckles fade?

Sometimes.: Freckles are little concentrations of melanin that tend to come out with sun exposure. They often fade in the winter with less sun. However, that is not always the case. ...Read more

Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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Can tanning cover dark spots?

Can tanning cover dark spots?

Just less contrast: Tanning is a mistake to try to cover dark spots. The dark spots can also get darker with increased pigment. Tanning just some times makes the contrast less noticeable for a short time. Address the biologic reason for the dark spots. If they are nevi, then tanning can increase the risk of skin cancer. Chemical lighteners or laser can work on certain pigmented areas. Pregnancy hormones can darken. ...Read more

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Can sun tanning or tanning salons permanently darken your skin?

Tanning: Sun tanning or tanning salons will not permanently darken your skin. ...Read more

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Do age spots darken?

Do age spots darken?

Possibly: Yes they can but you must consult a doctor to make sure it is not undergoing a malignant change. ...Read more

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Pictures of harmless dark freckles and moles?

Not sure: Please try to make your question clearer so it can be answered properly. ...Read more

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Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?

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

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Does sun tan eventually fade away from a darker skinned person?

Does sun tan eventually fade away from a darker skinned person?

Yes,: Tan lasts longer in a person with naturally dark complexion. If you wish to reduce the tan, use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can tattoos hide my cafe au lait spots?

Can tattoos hide my cafe au lait spots?

Possibly: It depends. If you are going to get some ornamental tattoo then it could possibly hide your spots. However, if you are considering tattooing your spots individually to "fill them in" then, technically yes, it might work. The trouble will be in getting the tattoo ink to match your skin color. And when your skin tans (if you tend to tan) the tattoos will not darken. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does sun make red scars turn brown?

Does sun make red scars turn brown?

Recovery from scars: The way that your body heals from scars is dependent on many things, including skin color, your age, your nutritional status, etc. Being in the sun can help to normalize the color of some scars, but does not always change the color of the scar to a certain color. Using vitamin e oil or mederma on the scar for a long while (months) can help to fade scars. ...Read more

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Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Mole: Mole color is determined by pigment (melanin) deeper in the skin. Sunlight does not effect the mole 's color. ...Read more

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My face became dark after sun tanning. Does cosmelan make me fair?

Cosmelan: Cosmelan® depigmentation treatment action mechanism is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme in the melanin formation process. Several of the substances present in the cosmelan® formula act by blocking this enzyme, or even by inverting the metabolic process of the transformation chain. ...Read more

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Will freckles nitrogen treatment scar skin?

It can: Liquid nitrogen is sometimes used to freeze off freckles by killing the pigmented cells. Any injury can cause a scar if it is deep enough so be sure you get someone who is careful and has experience to do this treatment. You could end up with a white spot instead of a freckle! ...Read more

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...Read more

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Does epiduo lighten dark spots left by acne?

Does epiduo lighten dark spots left by acne?

It is possible: Epiduo contains Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a third generation retinoid and as such can cause some mild lightening of the skin. I have seen this more often with something like Retin-A bit it is also possible that Adapalene can cause the same effect. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have dark pigmentaion on skin?

I have dark pigmentaion on skin?

Dark pigmentation : Very common u dermatologist can take care of them. ...Read more

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My face became dark due to sun tanning .Does cosmelan help?

My face became dark due to sun tanning .Does cosmelan help?

Darkness on face: Stop tanning, it will fade! if you are referring to melasma, dark splotches on face, mostly in women, cosmelan can certainly help. ...Read more

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Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Could tretinoin 0.025% fade hyperpigmentation scars?

Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more

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Why do redheads have freckles?

Fare skin color: Most redheads have light skin. The lighter the skin, the more susceptible it is to sun damage; you will sun burn more easily. Freckles are simply a result of too much sun damage. The lighter the skin the sooner you see the signs of sun damage (more freckles). ...Read more

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What could be the etiology of a 30 year-old white male redhead be suffering from if he coughed up a little blood?

What could be the etiology of a 30 year-old white male redhead be suffering from if he coughed up a little blood?

Myriad: While being readheaded likely has nothing to do with it, this could be anything from a nosebleed to lung infection. See your primary care doc for a general physical +/- chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Can you help with this query? Why is only one of my greatgrandkids a redhead like I am?

Can you help with this query? Why is only one of my greatgrandkids a redhead like I am?

It's in the genes!: Red hair is inherited. If you married a blond then you have more chances of passing on the red head gene than if you marry a brunette, especially if the brunette comes from a family without blonds and redheads. Like a coin toss, each pregnancy has the same odds. If you flip a coin 3 times you may get all tails even though each flip has a 50% chance of being heads (assuming equal weight). ...Read more

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What can a fair skinned redhead do to look like a tan and stay out of the natural sunlight damage?

What can a fair skinned redhead do to look like a tan and stay out of the natural sunlight damage?

Spray tan: A spray tan can be used on occasion for a tan look. The chemical is well tolerated in most people. Thevquality of color varies from vendor to vendor. Be careful to select a natural looking shade because the spray tan does stay on for at least a week. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with redheads(acne) and blackheads?

What would doctors recommend to help with redheads(acne) and blackheads?

Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative (great for blackheads), topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Is there anything else I can get vitamin d from other than the sun? I protect my skin since redhead

Vitamin D deficient.: I appreciate your adoption of sun protection given you fair skin completion. All you need is 15 minutes a day which is not much sun exposure. You don't need to "lay out" to get this. This is absorbed through exposed head, neck, and arm skin. Do you know if you are Vitamin D deficient? I would not obsess over sun avoidance and your vitamin D. If you are low on testing, take a supplement. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a new mole that has appeared on my leg? (I'm a 17 year old, fair skinned, redhead)

Should I be worried about a new mole that has appeared on my leg? (I'm a 17 year old, fair skinned, redhead)

Watch it, no worry: Please keep a watch on it like any other mole. If it doubles in size, changes color, becomes irregular, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I am a fair skinned redhead who gets dark bruises that take weeks to heal, and with stress sometimes welts that bruise, what could this be?

I am a fair skinned redhead who gets dark bruises that take weeks to heal, and with stress sometimes welts that bruise, what could this be?

Ecchymoses: Bruises should not take weeks to heal. It is a good idea to have the lesions checked and also to consider routine blood testing. Your fair complexion should not be causing this. ...Read more

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Eyelashes are turning blonde from root out. I am young -18- so I don't believe it's from aging. I am a redhead but not "fair"(brown eyebrows/eyes) ?

Eyelashes are turning blonde from root out. I am young -18- so I don't believe it's from aging. I am a redhead but not "fair"(brown eyebrows/eyes) ?

Possible blepharitis: Many redheads have inflammation of the eyelids involving the eyelash follicles. Rosacea or thyroid disease may be present. See your ophthalmologist for help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm young. I am a redhead with pink undertones and my veins show through (usually on my legs). When I exercise too much, I get blotchy. I know there probably isn't anything permanent to do about this but this really bothers me. They don't stick out. I thi

I'm young. I am a redhead with pink undertones and my veins show through (usually on my legs). When I exercise too much, I get blotchy. I know there probably isn't anything permanent to do about this but this really bothers me. They don't stick out. I thi

Do nothing!: This is just your vasculature and your genetics. Although you may be bothered by this, i suspect it doesn't last long, is related to something good (exercise), and if nothing else, is a great conversation starter with some great guy. Don't let this bother you! really! please do not consider vein injections or laser treatments. You don't need the potential problems! ...Read more

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What removes freckles?

Lasers, but...: A dermatologist with a laser, or you with a bottle of quinone bleach and a lot of patience, can remove freckles. My question is whether this is what you want. Manychildren & adults love their freckles, and someone who likes you may like your freckles as distinctive for you. Truth is, i like freckles and most of the other "it's me!" things that individuate us. It's your choice. ...Read more

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How to remove freckles?

How to remove freckles?

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 more

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