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Doctor insights on: White Skin Spots On Face

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Are there any over-the-counter products proven to remove dark skin spots on face legs and arms?

Are there any over-the-counter products proven to remove dark skin spots on face legs and arms?

Hydroquinone: There are a variety of over the counter products that contain a bleaching agent called hydroquinone. My favorite is one called ambi that is usually around $10-15. Apply it 1-2 times daily for 2 months. If that does not lighten the spots up, you should stop using it and see a dermatologist for other options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry spots on face with ring of dry skin around them?

What to do if I have dry spots on face with ring of dry skin around them?

Ringworm: You likely have a fungal skin infection called ringworm. It would respond to Lamasil or Lotrimin, (clotrimazole) both over the counter medications. If this does not help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of spots on face and skin?

How to get rid of spots on face and skin?

Sun spots?: If you talking about brown flat freckles or sun spots (we called it Lentigo), Laser probably is the best treatment, more precise and effective than other options. But it's expensive, you pay out-of-your-pocket. ...Read more

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What product is best for fading dark spots on face skin?

What product is best for fading dark spots on face skin?

Hydroquinone: A very common treatment for unwanted pigment is hydroquinone. However, remember that even if it works you still have to use sunscreen. The dark spots can come back if you don't. Retinoids can also help to fade skin pigment but they can also be a little irritating and cause some peeling. Seeing a dermatologist will help you come up with the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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I got rashes on my face and groin areas and once it goes away I have white skin spots what is it?

I got rashes on my face and groin areas and once it goes away I have white skin spots what is it?

Hypopigmentation: Many people get hypo pigmentation after inflammation. This can be a form of scar or it may be temporary reduction in melanin production. The rash may be folliculitis if it happens in areas of hair growth. This is generally treated with topical antibiotics. See an MD to confirm that this is what the rash is. ...Read more

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Hi I am javed, my son is 5 months old and he is suffering with dry itching skin and erosion which bleeds, white spots on face, please help.

Hi I am javed, my son is 5 months old and he is suffering with dry itching skin and erosion which bleeds, white spots on face, please help.

Eczema: Your son seems to have an infantile atopic dermatitis (eczema) which is often responding well to low-potency steroid cream and antihistamine for itching. Have him checked. ...Read more

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My face started burning and itching and now I have white skin spots what is this? I had a skin biopsy tenia vs vitiligo and they said I had vitiligo

My face started burning and itching and now I have white skin spots what is this? I had a skin biopsy tenia vs vitiligo and they said I had vitiligo

Vitiligo: Vitiligo alone usually does not cause itching or burning sensations. It appears that you're having some low grade inflammation of or allergic reaction to facial skin. Could it be a reaction to shaving, shaving cream, soap or cologne? Are you applying any ointment or cream on your face which could be the culprit? If symptoms persist, go back to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My face started burning and itching and now I have white skin spots what is this? I had a skin biopsy tinea vs vitiligo and they said I had vitiligo

My face started burning and itching and now I have white skin spots what is this? I had a skin biopsy tinea vs vitiligo and they said I had vitiligo

See derm again: Vitiligo is not associated with pain or itching. Given that this is considered an autoimmune problem, you may have an autoimmune disease on the face (think lupus) or another skin disorder. If your current dermatologist can't give you an answer, consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I am ttc however since coming of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) in january my skin is worse lots of spots on face back and chest. What can I do benzoyl peroxide isn't enough?

Multifactorial: If benzoyl peroxide has worked for you in the past consider advancing to benzoyl scrub along with mandelic peel and toner. A visit to an experienced skin care professional may be educational and help determine the most effective plan. Nutritional choices are also very important. Acne is often better controlled on a low glycemic and low dairy diet. Start a prenatal vitamin for micronutrients. ...Read more

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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more

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Dark spots on face and neck?

Dark spots on face and neck?

Facial darkness: Providing a more more detailed description or better yet a picture will get a more accurate answer. Could be many things. Regardless, minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Orange flaky spots on face? What is it?

Orange flaky spots on face? What is it?

Orange flaky spots: Could be anything or nothing. Please see your doctor. If he/she has a good answer - great! If not you will be referred to a Dermatologist. Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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How to remove black spots on face?

How to remove black spots on face?

Hyperpigmentation: There is no real way to tell you what those spots are because I do not know your racial variant or your tendency to have color in the skin as well as how goes you and your family heal from minor ones. You need to see a dermatologist and get an opinion so that these lesions might be able to be helped. ...Read more

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What causes yellowish spots on face?

What causes yellowish spots on face?

Depends: One of the most common cause is sebaceous hyperplasia which is a benign overgrowth of a glad on the face. They are usually small and raised. Another possibility are xanthelasma which are just fatty deposits under the skin most commonly around the eyes. ...Read more