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Remove Skin Freckles Dark Spots
If you had light skin but now look darker due to age (freckles and spots), can lasers get rid of the darker spots and make skin lighter?
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
How to quickly remove dark spots on skin caused by pimples? All the pimples are gone away but cause dark spots on my skin. What am I suppose do?
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various skin conditions like acne. Treatment is with prescription bleaching cream containing hydroquinone. ...Read more
I have lots of pimples, my skin is burned by sun. There is lots of dark spots in my skins and cavities. How I can remove all as son as possible. Thnx?
Get treated now, man: Nowadays all acne is manageable and it's unfortunate that you've been through years with the disease and gotten scars. Topical benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acid, and/or Clindamycin are for starters, and you are likely to need an antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day; if you're not clear soon, consider Accutane for your severe disease. Dermatologist can hide scars when you are cleared up. ...Read more
Spots off: In combination with a skin lightener such as Hydroquinone you can gradually lighten using tretinoin (Retin A) all over face, and spot treat spots, to just lighten spots or treat all over. Avoid additional sun exposure. Adding Intense Pulse Light Treatments to the above regimen will greatly accelerate your results. ...Read more
Possible: Possible, especially if you have pigmented skin but in time fades away. ...Read more
Hydroquinone: There are a variety of over the counter products that contain a bleaching agent called hydroquinone. My favorite is one called ambi that is usually around $10-15. Apply it 1-2 times daily for 2 months. If that does not lighten the spots up, you should stop using it and see a dermatologist for other options. ...Read more
My 6month old baby have dark spot on my skin caused insect bites what should I do or what is the best treatment to remove dark spot tnx?
Dark spots: This is a reaction to the insect bite it takes 5 weeks for skin to regenerate its normal color use lotion to sooth skin avoidance of bites is the best tx. ...Read more
There is dark spot on my fore head. It happened 4years ago just from a pimple. Now spotted skin got extra rough skin. How can remove it? Any cream?
I saw a small dark spot on my penis, when I touched it, the skin got removed and a sore appeared. No burning or pain. I had a similar thing 2 y ago.
Here are some...: Without a direct look at, it's hard to offer right Dx & Rx. But based on your age, what described, and the commonality of penile lesion, this dark spot may represent the appearance of sebaceous gland-related blackhead, which poses no clinical significance as long as no obvious infection incurs. So, seek evaluation at the peak of such occurrence for confirmation & counseling. ...Read more
How to get rid of acne scars? I accidentally removed a pimple/acne and it left a mark. It's almost like skin. No more acne, just a dark spot/mark.
There are many: Possibilities. I recommend you see a board certified dermatologist for correct diagnosis, possible biopsy and treatment options. Hope that helps ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation: After a cut or sore heals, the pigment in the skin responds by darkening. Darker skin individuals are more prone to this very common problem. You see this more on acne prone skin and sun exposed skin. A dermatologist can help by prescribing a cream to lighten the skin. Also use sunscreen. ...Read more
Probably.: Microdermabrasion will often lighten up dark spots, depending on where they are on your skin, and what caused them. But I would strongly suggest that you find a dermatologist with an mda machine, and not go to some spa, where the person doing the mda has no idea what caused your dark spots, and may be treating you when you should not be treated. ...Read more
My skin has dark spots everytime a mosquito bit recovers even though I did not scratch may I know what remedies are there to make it disappear?
Hyperpigmentation: The dark marks are likely Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. This will likely improve over time (all scarring will lighten with time). There are treatments that can improve the appearance, including creams like hydroquinone, steroid creams and laser treatments like laser genesis. See a dermatologist or cosmetic physician to learn more about treatment options. ...Read more
Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Depends on what: They are. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
Proactive: Proactiv is great for oily skin and they have a line for pigmentation that uses hydroquinone 2%. This is probably the best otc preparation for your concerns. If your skin can't tolerate it or if it's not strong enough, it's time to see your dermatologist for something more effective than otc preparations. ...Read more
Dark spots: There are different methods of treating dark spots. Some are as simple as creams and skin regimens which even out tone of the skin. Laser treatments can also be used to even out pigmentation. Make sure the spots are benign appearing before starting any regimen. A good dermatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more
Alligator skin: In a young 32 year old women, skin such as you describe should be evaluated and treated by a dermatologist, to get diagnosis and recommend proper treatment. ...Read more
Is it normal after being exposed to sunlight for awhile to have small dark spots appear on your skin they look like freckels?
It can be normal: Well, sun exposure certainly causes your pigment to darken. However, certain medicines can have a sun-induced hyperpigmentation. Most likely though this is simple sun-induced pigmentation. From what you describe this may be what's called solar lentigo. Of course having a dermatologist examine it will help you confirm the answer. ...Read more
What can I take for my skin clear up um I have some dark spots on my skin dark skinned black part mice, getting darker and also I need energy?
Hyperpigmentation: Hydroquinone. This bleaching agent blocks melanin, which are the pigment cells that give our skin color. These products can be obtained over the counter in weak strengths or by prescription in higher doses. Sometimes they are combined with other products such as Retin-A to achieve the desired effects. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Spots are hard to describe in words. A doctor's exam can help decide what spots on the tummy and back might be. Spots can be "post-inflammatory", the residual effects of an earlier rash. Spots can be skin reactions with chemicals, leaving colored stains. They can be eczema (sensitive, dry skin), fungal infections (tinea), psoriasis (autoimmune disorder), new moles, viral infections, etc... ...Read more