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What Can I Use For Dark Spots On My Face
What can I use for dark spots on my face and neck? I've tried everything from soaps to creams to going to the dermatologist. Any suggestions?
Difficult problem: Hyperpigmentation can be superficial and/or deep, frequently a combination. The deep can be very difficult to resolve, and may require the use of lasers or ipl. Superficial pigment can often be addressed with hydroquinones, or azeleic acid creams. Daily sunscreen is needed to prevent recurrence, and it takes months to resolve with treatment. ...Read more
Topical bleach: This postinflammatory pigmentation is temporary, and if you have patience and a steady hand you can try using a skin bleach within a quinone. Most people, including those you might be interested in dating, couldn't care less about the brown spots. It's your call. ...Read more
I have a lot of dark spots on my face. What can I use? I've been using multiple of creams and I don't wanna use any makeup.
Avoid sun exposure:
You may use wide brim hat to limit sun exposure to your face. You may also use sunscreen.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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What should I use for when I bust my bumps and they make dark spots on my face? Over the counter I suggest
Don't bust the bumps: Silly but true. The bumps will heal better that way, with less scaring. You can use a little heat (but not too much). Hoping a dermatologist will answer and give you more specific advice. ...Read more
Hydroquinone 4% cream to lighten dark spots on my face: it worked a bit for a week now, but redness always occurs after use, and it goes away next day?
LittleRedRidingSpots: Be careful. That redness could become permanent. Use too much of that stuff or use it for too long and the irritant effect will turn your brown spots into little Jupiter's Eyes. Always best to apply topical creams that are used for dots or spots or little sun damage spots a little at a time. Try a test patch in the crook of your elbow first. And if it says apply daily, start with twice a week. ...Read more
Topical clindamycin: You can certainly use this. Whether it will work depends upon what the cause of the dark spots is. If it does not work suggest you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I hav pimples&dark spots on my face. I used adalphene, &acretin. But not that much use. Sugest a gud cream. Is ther any side effects becoz of these creams?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
Hi! Four months ago I waxed all my face, and the result is big dark spots on my cheeks. I use sunprotect 50.Used acnelyse-not working! Please HELP!
Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist. The skin on the face is significantly more fragile than the skin that usually gets wax treatments. You should do this soon to avoid any permanent damage. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Acne Scar,: Try the De pigmentation agent. Should consult Dermatologist. ...Read more
What can I use that's cheap an works for sun spots on the face? Iv been using Proactiv dark spot remover for about a week.
Using tretionin cream. 025% on face. I have dark skin after 2 weeks of use light spots have been appearing. What should I do?
See doctor: You should only use the cream at night. A skin lightner may help even the skin tone and color. ...Read more
Hi I'm dark skin and I would like my face to be a light brown complexion like the rest of my body I suffer from dark spots what bleach can I use?
Skin color: A dermatologist can help you keep your skin healthy. Please focus on being neat and clean and a nice person. That has far more appeal than skin color. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Restate: Please re ask your question. Iam not sure what you mean. ...Read more
Can I use unitone 4 on area around eyes? And for the face what is best to put it on the dark spots or the whole face?
Avoid the eyes: Do not get this, or any chemical in your eyes. ...Read more
I am using epiduo on my face and back and I was cleansing with aftican black soap now I have a big itchy dark spot on multiple spots on my back... What could it be? And what type of soap could I use best with the epiduo for my body acne?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Hypoallergenic noncomedogenic soaps and moisturizers may help (check the sensitive skin section of the pharmacy). ...Read more
I have dark spots from acne scars on my face. I need to clear them out. Is there any home remedy or over the counter product I can use to do so?
Penis head skin is bumpy, have small skin coloured pimples, small dark spots, doc gave Bepanthen to apply. Is it safe to use, Will it heal? Help?
Safe: Also useless, a waste of money. You are not describing a infection and this cream will not benefit anything. You had best see a dermatologist and begin by defining these lesions. Any treatment must flow from the diagnosis. ...Read more
Dark-spot all over my face. I use fair and white dark spot but it make my face worsen by making a part lighter?
Need more info.: Very difficult to make a dermatological diagnosis with out seeing the lesion. Living in Qatar where it is sunny most of the time you are prone to several different skin lesions caused by the sun. Please see your physician soon to make a diagnosis and then perhaps prescribe a treatment if necessary. ...Read more
I have popped a spot and it has turned dark and has a red dot on a bump on my face. I am black and I don't know what to do. What products should I use?
Trauma: You have injured and traumatized the skin. Stop touching the area. Better see your doctor now ...Read more
In my face round mouth dark spot is seen. Pls. Tell me the remedies, and tell me which cream can use to remove this spot?
Need exam to tell: Unfortunately, rashes, lesions, spots, etc can not really be diagnosed over the computer. Some spots for example may need more than just a cream to get rid of them. See a skin dr. To get diagnosed and treated. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a dark spot that is itchy near but not on the head of my penis is there a cream or something I can use?
Upon what this is.
You might try a OTC cortisone anti-itch preparation but if not completely CLEAR in 5-7 days CHECK IT OUT with your PCP first (Primary care) whyo may refer you!
BTW I am sure you are aware that STD's may "look" like this AVOID sexual contact until you KNOW what it is!
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What is best cream for hyperpigmentation or dark spot on face? I have hyperpigmentation on my face and I don't like to use hydroquinon cream.
Hyq most effective: You can also have an ipl treatment. ...Read more
My face are now dry and flaky. And it have a dark spot on my chin. So, should I use olay regenerist cream cleanser? I'm scare to use face cleanser.
See below: Dry flaky skin may be from washing face with harsh soap. Avoid soaps without perfumes. Use a moisturizing soap like dove/caress/ tone; wash gently, don't scrub; pat dry. Regenerist is another option; it's been highly tested so should not cause problems. Use moisturizer with spf afterwards. Have fp or dermatologist check dark spot on chin. ...Read more
That depends on: What they are. There are different causes for skin discoloration. Regardless of what it is from, use your sun screen (with high SPF) regularly. A dermatologist can assess and answer your question with confidence. Take care. ...Read more
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I am fair skinned and have a few. Dark spots on my face. Is this sun damage or something more serious?
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