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How can I reduce dark spots on the face ?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Many options

There are many options including using topical creams such as bleaching creams (hydroquinone, kojic acid, elure), microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, chemical peels, lasers (noninvasive lasers such as ktp laser work the best with least side-effects, ruby, alexandrite, nd:yag lasers), invasive lasers (co2, erbium, fractional co2, fraxel), ipl (intense pulsed light).

In brief: Many options

There are many options including using topical creams such as bleaching creams (hydroquinone, kojic acid, elure), microdermabrasion, glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, chemical peels, lasers (noninvasive lasers such as ktp laser work the best with least side-effects, ruby, alexandrite, nd:yag lasers), invasive lasers (co2, erbium, fractional co2, fraxel), ipl (intense pulsed light).
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dark areas on face

Most dark areas on the face come from a prior redness and inflammation.
People with darker skin tend to have darker discolorations after an inflammation, like a pimples or a rash. So, the most important thing to do first is to treat the underlying rash, whether it is acne, dandruff, or an allergy with Hydrocortisone cream1%, and then use sunscreens to block the sun. Also try a bleaching cream.

In brief: Dark areas on face

Most dark areas on the face come from a prior redness and inflammation.
People with darker skin tend to have darker discolorations after an inflammation, like a pimples or a rash. So, the most important thing to do first is to treat the underlying rash, whether it is acne, dandruff, or an allergy with Hydrocortisone cream1%, and then use sunscreens to block the sun. Also try a bleaching cream.
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