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Doctor insights on: Sunspot Removal

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What does a sunspot look like?

What does a sunspot look like?

Sunspot: Solar lentils or sunspots are usually light brown, round, regular shaped and flat. They can be found on sun-exposed areas in middle-aged to older people. They should not ulcerated or hurt. If in doubt see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a blue freckle/sunspot?

What causes a blue freckle/sunspot?

Blue freckle?: Personally, I have never heard of a blue freckle. Sun spots and other actinic damage are caused by the sun and exposure to uv radiation. ...Read more

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What are ways to eliminate sunspots?

What are ways to eliminate sunspots?

Many options: Depending upon how dark they are and how many you have you could chose from the use of topical creams (which can take 6 months to eradicate "sunspots") to the use of creams followed by a chemical peel (which would take a month or two) to non-invasive "lasers" or "pulsed light" technology which generally requires a series of treatments to probably obtain the best results in the shortest time. ...Read more

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How to clear white sunspots on the face?

How to clear white sunspots on the face?

DERM EVAL: It is important to be through and have a Derm EVAL . You need to be evaluated for VITILIGO an autoimmune skin condition vs Tinea VERSICOLOR a fungal infection. A good Derm can discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How do you remove sunspots on your face?

How do you remove sunspots on your face?

That depends: There are lesions that are related to hormonal changes, sun exposure and genetics. Speak to your dermatologist. Hydroquinone or laser maybe your best bet. ...Read more

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What are ways to eliminate sunspots quickly?

What are ways to eliminate sunspots quickly?

No quick answer!: Avoiding ultraviolet exposure, use of hat, and sunscreens with high spf are the best ways to reduce further darkening. Spots already present can be lightened by use of 4% hydroquinones (prescription) or other medications that block the metabolism of melanocytes (pigment cells). Peels, ipl (intense pulsed light), and laser treatments (individual spots or entire face) can decrease and lighten spots! ...Read more

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I have a lot of sunspots...How do I treat them?

I have a lot of sunspots...How do I treat them?

IPL: Ipl or photo facial is effective for removing sun spots. Laser resurfacing and chemical peels are great for this as well. There are also some topical products that will lighten sun spots. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove sunspots and freckles?

What is the best way to remove sunspots and freckles?

Chem peels or laser: A series of chemical peels or laser or ipl treatments may help to resolve or soften sunspots/freckles with topical medications. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients i need to look for in a facial product to help me reduce my sunspots? Thanks.

Sunscreens should: be used to prevent sunspots. Older sunspots will fade so best to prevent future spots from forming. http://www.elle.com/beauty/news/g26527/best-face-sunscreen/?slide=5 ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of sunspots?

What are ways to get rid of sunspots?

Hydroquinone or IPL: Hydroquinone cream can lighten skin or ipl light treatment can help. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon for more info. ...Read more