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Treatment For White Spots On The Skin Cuased By The Sun
What treatments are available to make hypo pigmentation fade? The white spots appeared after my guttate psoriasis cleared up.
No sure shot: But UVB-NB phototherapy may be beneficial if this really bothers you. However there is no guarantee on success. ...Read more
Many causes possible: Without examining you it is not possible to say for sure. Vitiligo can cause what you describe along with some fungal infections (tinea versicolor). When your surrounding normal skin naturally tans, the white spots don't, so they can appear brighter. See a dermatologist to help diagnose and propose a possible treatment. Sometimes this kind of a problem can be permanent. ...Read more
Protopic has returned color to the white spots.Will it last and will it gain color as the rest of my skin under the sun?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypopigmentation: White spots in sun exposed areas can be a form of chronic sun damage called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. It is common on forearms and lower legs as small white dots. No real treatment exists. If this does not sound like what you have, see your doctor to check it out. ...Read more
The white spots on the skin are caused by sun exposure or has any connection with the liver or nervous?
Sun Spots: Sun spots are spots on the skin that occur after sun exposure. Sun spots can be dark or white. White spots can have several causes, and they all share one thing in common, they prevent melanin from being produced in that specific area of the skin, and therefore, cannot alter its pigment. In other words, the skin cannot tan in those small areas. ...Read more
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
Don't know : I cannot think of any particular white spots caused by birth control pills or sun exposure. Fungal infection spots don't tan and stay lighter than the surrounding skin, but they are not "benign" and need to be treated. You need to be seen to make sure there is nothing going on that needs to be treated. ...Read more
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