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Freckle (Definition)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more


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Dark freckles appearing on shoulders, what can I do to get rid of this?

Dark freckles appearing on shoulders, what can I do to get rid of this?

Solar lentigos: Lighter-skinned folks who get a fair amount of sunlight get spots on the shoulders, and often elsewhere, often by the time they're young adults. Where I live, they're prized as showing that a person's been active as an outdoors person / athlete. You'll do well to wear sunscreen like everybody should. Have somebody keep an eye for any that look suspicious for malignancy. They're healthy & look fine ...Read more

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I have got prominent dark circles and freckles.Please tell me how to get rid of them.I am n indian girl if 19 year of age.?

I have got prominent dark circles and freckles.Please tell me how to get rid of them.I am n indian girl if 19 year of age.?

Hyperpigmentation: You probably have hyperpigmentation. You should see a dermatologist first to make sure it is not something else. Hyperpigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquonone/tretinoi combo, chemical peel, ipl (intense pulse light) or laser skin resurfacing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dark pigment/freckle or scar at home?

How can I get rid of a dark pigment/freckle or scar at home?

Have it evaluated: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If you had light skin but now look darker due to age (freckles and spots), can lasers get rid of the darker spots and make skin lighter?

If you had light skin but now look darker due to age (freckles and spots), can lasers get rid of the darker spots and make skin lighter?

Yes: Lasers can lighten or remove darker skin pigmentation from aging. There are different types of lasers or ipls that can be used. It amy require more than one treatment such as photrejuvenation. ...Read more

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How to get fair complxion and dark spots from my face

How to get fair complxion  and dark spots from my  face

Avoid sun: I would need to know your complexion type. If fair skinned the most important thing is a good sunscreen with zinc and/ or titanium. Topical hydroquinone, retinol, retin a (tretinoin). These may take months to work. Lasers and chemical peels are very good at removing the dark spots and refreshing your skin tone. Price varies. To keep from damaging your complexion any further, sunscreen!, hat with spf. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person with albinism to get freckles?

Is it possible for a person with albinism to get freckles?

No: Oculocutaneous albinism is a genetic defect of the enzyme in our body that produces melanin-this determines skin color. There are different types of severity based on the gene involved and how much the gene is "damaged." the more damage, the less melanin. It is not an all or none effect. Patients can still get freckles, small collections of skin cells with more melanin than surrounding skin. ...Read more