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Dr. Brian Labow
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Cafe Au Lait Spots (Definition)

Literally french for "coffee with milk" these spots look like irregularly shaped large flat light tan moles. Their significance increases if you have more than 6 before puberty as it can be a sign of ...Read more


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What can I do for brown skin spots above my eyelids?

What can I do for brown skin spots above my eyelids?

Depend on cause: An oculoplastic surgeon or dermatologist can determine the cause of pigmented brown spots. Most often these are seborrheic keratosis or pigmented papillomas , they can be easily removed. If they are large freckles, they are more prone to reoccur. Consult your doctor as previously advised. ...Read more

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What can I do about the brown skin spots on cheeks?

What can I do about the brown skin spots on cheeks?

See your local Face: Specialist. You have lots of options depending in your specific appearance. Topical treatments may help, but chemical peels or laser treatments are often very effective at improving skin tone, texture and eliminating pigment issues. Also, while most "brown spots" are signs of sun damage, melanoma can show up as a brow spot. Not enough space here, look up "melanoma abcd" for more info. ...Read more

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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Brown skin spots, help. I had facelift and now they are more prominent?

Brown skin spots, help. I had facelift and now they are more prominent?

Facelift: Dear dancap6, if you are still early in the healing period (6 months), just watch it for now. Sometimes the trauma of surgery will make these spots worse. Wear sunscreen religiously. If it is still present after that time period, ask your doctor. A laser or cream may help. Best, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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I have brown skin naturally but I have two darker spots in side of my face , skin is weird in those two pots , can you suggest me a treatment ?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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Is there any natural way to clear the pimple spots from face's skin. And what about the medical treatment.?

Is there any natural way to clear the pimple spots from face's skin. And what about the medical treatment.?

Meds: Over the counter meds you can use are benzoyl peroxide and salicyclic acid. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do to remove black spots in skin in home itself? Please send me proper way of treatment

Only thing: The only thing available are over the counter bleaching creams. Otherwise please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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My wife has purple spot on skin on her thigh and calves.What are the causes and what is the treatment ?

Angiomas: What may be a small red to purple papule that is a normal finding on most skin. They usually develop in adulthood and have no medical complication. If the spots are sudden and only in one area, have your dermatologist assess the area for your concern. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on face about 10 years , i head a treatment one year in greeace and hear about 4 month (lytera) and nothing happens , what can do?

I have a dark spot on face about 10 years , i head a treatment  one year in greeace  and hear about 4 month (lytera) and nothing happens , what can do?

Unknown lesion: A "dark spot" on your face could be many things: a mole, a sunspot, melasma, skin cancer, a hemangioma, etc. From your question, i can't tell if the treatment you had was laser or they gave you a topical cream. In any case, your dark spot should be evaluated by a dermatologist who will diagnose your lesion and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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I have white scars on my thighs from acid spot treatment of mollucum contagism. Is there any treatment to make it look like normal skin again?

Hypopigmentation: Depigmentation Vs. Hypopigmentation is the main question. It is a lot more difficult to repigment the skin in an where melanocytes (cells that produce pigment) have been completely lost. Treatment options include use of Narrow Band UVB light therapy, Excimer laser, Topical Tacolimus or Pimecrolimus are a short list of treatment options. A Dermatologist may assist in selecting appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Can i use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

Can i use retin-a all over my face or just as a spot treatment? I have oily acne prone skin and my face full of milia

All over: Use Retin A (tretinoin) all over your face, every night before bed time. Avoid the creases of the nose and the corners of the mouth (will burn). Make sure you use sunblock in the morning, as your skin will be gradually peeling and very sensitive. ...Read more

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I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I currently use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - can you recommend a different treatment?

I have oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. I currently use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - can you recommend a different treatment?

Hard stuff: Spot treatment is going to lead to frustration and disappointment. Get with your personal physician. Your next step may be adding a topical retinoic acid derivative, or moving to benzoyl peroxide over all affecte areas as tolerated plus a short course of an antibiotic, topical spironolactone, or something similar. ...Read more

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Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Exam-balanits: inflammation of the head of the penis can be caused by multiple factors: friction, fungal, bacterial, or inflammatory causes: must be examined. ...Read more

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I have really small spots on my skin and I try skin care treatments, they don't work, they are all over my skin and I don't know what they're called. ?

I have really small spots on my skin and I try skin care treatments, they don't work, they are all over my skin and I don't know what they're called.
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Try a video consult: because no one could answer this without actually seeing the spots. Or see a dermatologist, who could see AND feel them. Seeing that you're in Canada, a GP would be your best first choice. Most such spots are not dangerous, just annoying. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Harry Greenberg
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Brown Skin Spots (Definition)

Brown skin spots may be normal changes in pigmentation that develop with age, or they may be early pre-cancerous ...Read more