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Doctor insights on: White Sun Spots On Legs

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What can be done for sun spots?

Sun spots: There are topical creams that may fade sun spots. See a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

Sun Spots: It is hard to know what you mean by sun spots via email without seeing them. Age may play a role. Sun spots reflect damage done to your skin ~20 years ago. There are treatments that can decrease them but rarely completely remove them. Spots caused by the sun can be related to skin cancer. If spots are irregular,large, multi-colored, raised or bleed easily, see a Dermatology right away ...Read more

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I have sun spots on my face. How do I get rid of them?

I have sun spots on my face.  How do I get rid of them?

Sun Block: Best is prevention with good sun block and avoidance of direct sun exposure. Once it is formed, then various ipl laser treatments are very effective in treating sun damaged skin, including brown pigmentation. Consult your local dermatologist/plastic surgeon for detailed consultation. ...Read more

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Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

See dermatologist: Dermatologist can likely laser them. Need to avoid sun exposure to prevent ongoing skin problems in the future, including crow's feet, wrinkling, cancer, and melanoma. ...Read more

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I have sun spots all over my stomach and back. Should I be concerned?

I have sun spots all over my stomach and back. Should I be concerned?

Sunspots: I would be concerned only of the margins are irregular and or there is a distinct change in size or appearance. Then a Dermatologist should be consulted ...Read more

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After sun exposure, i developed white sun spots on my chest area. How can I get rid off them?

After sun exposure, i developed white sun spots on my chest area. How can I get rid off them?

Tinea Versicolor: White sun spots can be cause by a skin condition called tinea versicolor.Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription ketodan. ...Read more

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Is removing of sun spots on face using laser a safe procedure? Are there any long terms side effects?

Is removing of sun spots on face using laser a safe procedure? Are there any long terms side effects?

Qualified doctor: It is safe and effective int he properly trained hands. I see you are in saudi arabia with lots of sun exposure and possibly a darker skin tone thus you must be careful or else you can get a burn , scar, a darkening of the skin ore worse lightening. Do not do anything until out of sun 2 weeks or more ...Read more

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I have little white spots on my skin they do not itch or burn or cause any pain. Could they be sun spots?

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

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Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.

Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.

Facial pigmentation: Your "black sun spots" are probably more correctly called solar lentigines. Bleaching is not very effective. Laser is better but must be done by trained professional. There are also some unsafe options sold in some countries. For more about treatments for solar lentigines, see http://dermnetnz.org/lesions/solar-lentigo.html ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back. How to i make it better?

How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back.  How to i  make it better?

Sun screen daily: Where a sunscreen all year round with an spf off at least 30. The chemical free ones may block the sun the best. They have titanium or zinc oxide in them. In the summer do not forget to wear a broad brimmed hat. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could a 17 yr old have sun spots/age spots?

Could a 17 yr old have sun spots/age spots?

Sun spots: Excessive sun exposure can cause spots on exposed areas. Pityriasis alba is hypopigmented spots on face from sun exposure. Important to use sun screen ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

Sun spot: Use sun screen (take vit d), dermatology or med spa may suggest laser surgery. First, get a good skin exam to rule bad things then doctor will suggest treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove actinic keratosis (sun spots)?

What is the best way to remove actinic keratosis (sun spots)?

Actinic keratoses : Actinic keratoses are typically removed by prescription creams or treated with cryosurgery . See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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