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I have short hair cut like a male, i think I have sun spots any treatment? In my scalp i see spots (irregular circle) they are reddish/brownish

I have short hair cut like a male, i think I have sun spots any treatment? In my scalp i see spots (irregular circle) they are reddish/brownish

Dermatology eval: You should see your dermatologist for an evaluation. This could be various things, including; pigmentation from the sun, birthmark, rash, inflammation of the hair follicles. It is always a good idea to wear a hat and sunscreen to protect yoursrlf from the sun. A dermatologist can diagnose the scalp changes and offer treatment. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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

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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One cafe au last spot 1.3cm, three more under 5mm... Not even sure if they are cals or sun spots? How can you tell the difference? Nf1?

One cafe au last spot 1.3cm, three more under 5mm... Not even sure if they are cals or sun spots? How can you tell the difference? Nf1?

Neurofibromatosis: In nf1 the cafe au lait spots are quite characteristic in that they are brown to light chocolate in color, flat to the skin and you need five or more to be listed as in nf1. ...Read more

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What procedure can I go through to remove sun spots from my face? Is there a safe option? Don't want spots to return. How do I prevent sun spots?

What procedure can I go through to remove sun spots from my face? Is there a safe option? Don't want spots to return. How do I prevent sun spots?

Sun Spots: There are various types of "sun spots", the most common being lentigines. These can be lightened with prescription bleaching agents, and if that fails, with laser treatments. The best prevention is diligent use of sunscreens. ...Read more

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What can be done for sun spots?

Sun spots: There are topical creams that may fade sun spots. See a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

Sun Spots: It is hard to know what you mean by sun spots via email without seeing them. Age may play a role. Sun spots reflect damage done to your skin ~20 years ago. There are treatments that can decrease them but rarely completely remove them. Spots caused by the sun can be related to skin cancer. If spots are irregular,large, multi-colored, raised or bleed easily, see a Dermatology right away ...Read more

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How do you keep sun spots from spreading? Is there any thing over-the-counter to clear sun spots up?

How do you keep sun spots from spreading?  Is there any thing over-the-counter to clear sun spots up?

See your doctor.: Any new or persisting spots on the skin are always better treated if they are directly visualized by a doctor first. It is important to correctly identify what the spots are in order to provide you with the correct treatment. Sometimes skin lesions are incorrectly diagnosed leading to unnecessary delay in correct treatment. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing?  If not, what is the difference between the two?

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Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to uv rays, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, upper back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots on back?

Sun spots: Stay out of sun. Show to your dermatologists to see what they are and follow advice. ...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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What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

Sun spot: Use sun screen (take vit d), dermatology or med spa may suggest laser surgery. First, get a good skin exam to rule bad things then doctor will suggest treatments. ...Read more

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I have sun spots on my face. How do I get rid of them?

I have sun spots on my face.  How do I get rid of them?

Sun Block: Best is prevention with good sun block and avoidance of direct sun exposure. Once it is formed, then various ipl laser treatments are very effective in treating sun damaged skin, including brown pigmentation. Consult your local dermatologist/plastic surgeon for detailed consultation. ...Read more

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Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

See dermatologist: Dermatologist can likely laser them. Need to avoid sun exposure to prevent ongoing skin problems in the future, including crow's feet, wrinkling, cancer, and melanoma. ...Read more

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I have sun spots all over my stomach and back. Should I be concerned?

I have sun spots all over my stomach and back. Should I be concerned?

Sunspots: I would be concerned only of the margins are irregular and or there is a distinct change in size or appearance.
Then a Dermatologist should be consulted ...Read more

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After sun exposure, i developed white sun spots on my chest area. How can I get rid off them?

After sun exposure, i developed white sun spots on my chest area. How can I get rid off them?

Tinea Versicolor: White sun spots can be cause by a skin condition called tinea versicolor.Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription ketodan. ...Read more

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Is removing of sun spots on face using laser a safe procedure? Are there any long terms side effects?

Is removing of sun spots on face using laser a safe procedure? Are there any long terms side effects?

Qualified doctor: It is safe and effective int he properly trained hands. I see you are in saudi arabia with lots of sun exposure and possibly a darker skin tone thus you must be careful or else you can get a burn , scar, a darkening of the skin ore worse lightening. Do not do anything until out of sun 2 weeks or more ...Read more

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I have little white spots on my skin they do not itch or burn or cause any pain. Could they be sun spots?

I have little white spots on my skin they do not itch or burn or cause any pain. Could they be sun spots?

Difficult to say: With just the brief description it is hard to say for sure. There is a condition called "idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis" that is very common and completely benign which can present as you describe. However, to be sure you should have your primary care doctor have a look. You may need to be seen by a dermatologist but probably is good to start with your main doctor. ...Read more

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Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.

Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.

Facial pigmentation: Your "black sun spots" are probably more correctly called solar lentigines. Bleaching is not very effective. Laser is better but must be done by trained professional. There are also some unsafe options sold in some countries. For more about treatments for solar lentigines, see http://dermnetnz.org/lesions/solar-lentigo.html ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back. How to i make it better?

How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back.  How to i  make it better?

Sun screen daily: Where a sunscreen all year round with an spf off at least 30. The chemical free ones may block the sun the best. They have titanium or zinc oxide in them. In the summer do not forget to wear a broad brimmed hat. ...Read more

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I have dark sun spots on my face.I am about to use hair color first time ever that says it should not be used if 1 has depigmentation.Should I use it?

I have dark sun spots on my face.I am about to use hair color first time ever that says it should not be used if 1 has depigmentation.Should I use it?

Follow precautions: I always caution people to follow directions and precautions on the boxes of any treatment. To know for sure though, it is best to consult your Primary care Physician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove actinic keratosis (sun spots)?

What is the best way to remove actinic keratosis (sun spots)?

Actinic keratoses : Actinic keratoses are typically removed by prescription creams or treated with cryosurgery . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

Pityriasis alba: See a dermatologist. This can be post inflammatory pigment loss which will recover when eczema is controlled. Can also be pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tinea versicolor. See a dermatologist for best outcome. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on lips. I don't smoke or drink caffeine, so are these possibly sun spots? They're flat and not too dark in color. I've got 3 spots

I have brown spots on lips. I don't smoke or drink caffeine, so are these possibly sun spots? They're flat and not too dark in color. I've got 3 spots

See your doctor: A doctor would need to see the spots in order to determine what they are. It may or may not require a biopsy. ...Read more