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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 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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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 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

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Is there a way to get rid of sunspots?

Is there a way to get rid of sunspots?

What do you mean: Your question is not clear as to what you mean by sunspots. If you mean spots on your face chest or the top of your hands that are due to sun damage, laser can remove those.If you mean scaly brown spots on your chest waist or back they are due to a fungus and you can treat those with an over the counter anti fungal cream or see a doctor / dermatologist. ...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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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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How does a sunspot appear over night after sun exposure?

How does a sunspot appear over night after sun exposure?

Just like sunburn!: Exposure of the skin to ultraviolet (sun or tanning bed) stimulates the melanocytes (pigment cells) to become darker, which provides a barrier to this harmful radiation. Too much too quickly causes sunburn, but even a little exposure can stimulate collections of melanocytes in the skin to darken, making sunspots more visible or dark. Repeated exposure continues darkening; too much causes cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sunburns to cause freckles or sunspot ?

Is it possible for sunburns to cause freckles or sunspot ?

Yes: This is called actinic damage. It can be treated in a number of ways. Consult an experienced plastic surgeon in your area for advice on how. ...Read more

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Had a "sunspot" removed& biopsied. It seems to be re growing back is this normal for a " sunspot"?

Possible : I suppose, however since the biopsy was most probably negative do not be concerned. Use sunscreen or try some bleaching creams that may help removing the color. ...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.

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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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?

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 is the best way to get rid of sunspots?

What is the best way to get rid of sunspots?

Stay out of the sun: Sun spots fade without further sun exposure. Use a sun block every day and avoid direct sun exposure. If you are outside in addition to sunblock wear a hat and stay in the shade. There are medications and skin treatments that reduce sun spots but staying out of the sun is cheaper and in the long run better for your health. Sun exposure is direclly related to skin cancer risk! ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of sunspots and tans?

Sunspot treatment: Tans will have to fade naturally but you may be able to accelerate removal by exfoliation. Sunspots can be treated with bleaching creams, bbl treatments, and sometimes laser peels. The best is prevention with sunscreen! ...Read more

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How to get rid of sunspots on lips?

How to get rid of sunspots on lips?

Sunspots : A dermatologist may use liquid nitrogen to "freeze" away these sunspots or lentigos . It is important to have a dermatologist evaluate the area to ensure no cancer is present first . Daily lip balm with sunscreen is important. ...Read more

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Is there anything that will fade sunspots/freckles besides bleach?

Is there anything that will fade sunspots/freckles besides bleach?

Multiple options: IPL does a really nice job of lightening sun damage with no down time. It does require regular (every 3 months or so) treatments to maintain results. Some chemical peels can lighten sun damage. Fractionated laser does a really nice job of lightening ;pigmentary issues, but does require some downtime. Hydroquinone and lightening creams are other options. http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/face ...Read more