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Skin Brown Spot Removal
Postinflammatory: Inflammation of the skin is often followed by darkening that may last for months. All acne can be managed today. If benzoyl peroxide (and/or the oral contraceptive pill for a female for whom it's right) doesn't work, topical Clindamycin or some other medicine from your physician will help. Don't try to treat the dark spot (not worth trouble/ risk) or even give it much thought (no face is perfect). ...Read more
Maybe???: Per Fairlite 's web site. The cream is used to prevent Melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. "In Fairlite, phenylethyl Resorcinol, one of the potent tyroninase inhibitors prevents hyper production of melanin by melanocytes. Nonapeptide -1 prevents hormone mediated hyperpigmentation. Aminoethyl Other ingrediants and antioxidants SPF 50." So maybe give it a try. or see Dermatologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperpig/IPL: Maybe best to see dermatologist in person to evaluation the hyperpigmemtation issues. ...Read more
Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?
Melanoma: Melanoma is the tumor that gives cancer a bad name. There are many descriptions of what the "typical" melanoma looks like, but some are not typical. Some have no pigment at all, and even experts need more than a look to know what it is. If you suspect you have a melanoma, seek medical care, the sooner the better. If you do, you will have the best chance of survival. If not you can stop worrying. ...Read more
I'm tunisian my skin colour is light brown. My skin tone is uneven from sun which was months ago & blemishes. What lotion helps uneven skin tone?
See you doctor: You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?
Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more
3mmx2mm drk brown mole on breast appeared in pg (now 3mo pp) Flat,smooth,even color. It peeled in bath & black skin cameaway. Mole now a bit lighter but still flat&smooth&even. Could this be melanoma?
Possibly: It's really difficult to diagnose skin lesions without examining them. But you describe a black color to the mole, and a relatively quick development over a few months. Those are potential warning signs for skin cancer. A good physical examination, and very possibly a biopsy, would be prudent next steps. Please see your doctor and make those arrangements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brown/tan color freckle on top of right chest bit darker then skin tone gyno thinks its a freckle doesn't itch 4mm size & asymmetrical is itskin cancer?
Probably not: However, since you asked us, you will certainly want to take it to a dermatologist. We can't diagnose at a distance on just a description. Many people have a lentigo or two on the upper body that looks out of place, and if a person feels uncomfortable about it, it's often wise to trust their intuition and simply remove it. ...Read more
Waxing of underarm at salon, skin pulled hard & left skin red & stinging. Has healed but what was red is brown. Will discolouration disappear?
Skin discoloration: It should lighten with time and may completely return to normal. ...Read more
Itching is normal : During the healing process, the body releases special proteins that guide the repair and remodeling. One of the side-effects is itching. This will slowly resolve. In some patients, this resolution may be prolonged. Steroid can help but ask your dermatologist first. ...Read more
Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?
Here are some…: Your described penile discoloration may be just a light form of leukoderma or so-called vitiligo, which poses no harm to health and requires no treatment. In other words, the best choice of care is to leave it alone. If still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Your online inquiry hints you're a health-conscious person who wish to live a long happy life. Congratulate! ...Read more
Notice dew dark small patches on penile head. Used retin A (tretinoin) skin got burned but healed since then having these light brown patches.Kind of pigmentation?
Leave it alone...: Hi! MGuy, welcome sending in new question. Based on what you reported about glans penis, it would be most reasonable to just leave it alone as long as having no elevation or erosion (open wound) and being stable in size. Most likely, this patch will remain with you forever. More? Have doc take a direct look. ...Read more
Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?
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