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How can I remove dark spot on forehead?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If it is simply sun-damage, some topical treatments or some laser treatments may a good option.
However, if the lesion is concerning for melanoma, it needs to be biopsied. Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap.

In brief: Depends

If it is simply sun-damage, some topical treatments or some laser treatments may a good option.
However, if the lesion is concerning for melanoma, it needs to be biopsied. Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Cosmetic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: IPL

Usually ipl (intense pulsed light), otherwise known as photofacial procedure works well for dark spots.
Hydroquinone is a topical bleaching cream that works well also.

In brief: IPL

Usually ipl (intense pulsed light), otherwise known as photofacial procedure works well for dark spots.
Hydroquinone is a topical bleaching cream that works well also.
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
Dr. Alexander Rivkin
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mole? Hyper pigment?

It is impossible to tell if this is just color change from inflammation which can be lightened with peeling cream such as retin a (tretinoin) or a growth that would need to be removed.
Since a dark spot may be abnormal have it evaluated.

In brief: Mole? Hyper pigment?

It is impossible to tell if this is just color change from inflammation which can be lightened with peeling cream such as retin a (tretinoin) or a growth that would need to be removed.
Since a dark spot may be abnormal have it evaluated.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Biopsy

Rather than thinking about removing it, make sure it is benign first.
This can be done by seeing a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. A biopsy may be in order.

In brief: Biopsy

Rather than thinking about removing it, make sure it is benign first.
This can be done by seeing a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. A biopsy may be in order.
Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
A biopsy is always best!
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Few options

Skin lightner such as hydroquinone with ipl laser is the best combination.

In brief: Few options

Skin lightner such as hydroquinone with ipl laser is the best combination.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dark spot face

Best to see in person a derm or ps.
You may need a biopsy so be aware of this possibility. If only pigmentation either a peel solutions or laser therapy could help remove.

In brief: Dark spot face

Best to see in person a derm or ps.
You may need a biopsy so be aware of this possibility. If only pigmentation either a peel solutions or laser therapy could help remove.
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Dr. Darryl Blinski
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