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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
I have lots of age spots on my arms and legs. Are there any home remedies available to lighten or reduce the appearance?
Age spots: I know of no effective home remedies to lighten or reduce their appearance. Particularly if due to sun exposure, I would first make sure to be evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure there are not more concerning skin issues, before focusing on the use of products that will lessen on lighten these age spots. Topical creams and laser or light treatments can be very beneficial.
Stop the sun first: This is not a medical diagnosis and many patients refer to age spots which could reflect a variety of lesions such as actinic keratoses, solar lentigines, melasma, lentigo maligna, and seborrheic keratoses. Some of these are benign and will respond to skin care with exfoliation and possible mechanical, chemical or laser peels or resurfacing. Others may benefit from Retin-A therapy or biopsy/excise.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
See pcp: Or dermatologist. Not dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a dermatologist: Bleaching creams, peels or lasers can help lighten/remove these spots. See a board certified dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! Consult doc. Good luck.
Decrease: This varies with color of skin, more common in lighter individuals. But it will decrese Accutane updated sun damage to lessen age spots and fine wrinkling which develops over time. A diet rich in antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables decrease sundamge from inside. Also avoid smoking which ages your skin.
Use hand cream: Use hand cream, avoid exposure to sun and see your dermatologist.
Are there any laser skin treatments for age spots? I'm looking for a way to get rid of the dark spots on my face for good. I stay out of the sun and exfoliate regularly, but nothing seems to help. I don't want a temporary solution. Would laser skin treatm
Yes: Intense pulsed light (ipl) is a quick and effective way to fade unwanted skin pigment with little downtime. Permanent removal of unwanted skin pigment is much more difficult without permanently affecting the rest of your skin's natural skin color. Ipl followed by good skin care, sun protection and use of hydroquinone can extend the results of treatment but periodic touch-ups will be necessary.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Age spot removal: There are lots of ways to get rid of age spots. Remember that sun eposure worsens them and no matter what you do, wear sunscreen! before lasers were widely available many docs would use a series of chemical peels and prescription lightening creams. Now lasers or ipls work very well to target the excess pigment and as I like to say, "cook it". The spots get darker for a bit, then flake off.
Erasing age spots.: Age spots are usually caused by sun damage. The most common treatments for this include topical creams, laser resurfacing, and intense pulsed light treatments. All of these treatments can be effective depending on the skin type and the severity of the sun damage. Using sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure will prevent more from appearing.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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