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Dark Spots - How to Get Rid of them?

About

Spots on the skin due to hyperpigmentation
Dark spots, at times, are cancerous.

- Usually self-diagnosable
- Imaging and lab tests not required
- Affects both men and women
- Can be because of a wide range of causes

Dark spots, age spots, liver spots—all the results of hyperpigmentation and can happen at any age, and due to a wide variety of causes. The cause of dark spots is the excessive secretion of melanin. And this overproduction can be triggered by a number of reasons including the sun, hormones, and even age.
Ages affected - can affect people of all ages - more common in people above the age of 40.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable
Symptoms to be in the lookout for are the appearance of black or brown spots on the skin. These spots are usually oval-shaped and flat. More common in areas that are exposed to the direct rays of the sun like face, arms, neck, and shoulders.

Treatment

Self-care
Use of sunscreen whenever going out in the sun
Applying lemon juice to lighten the area
Applying aloe vera, ACV, buttermilk, vitamin E oil, castor oil, cucumber can also help.

Medications
Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone or retinoids, only if prescribed by a healthcare professional

Specialists
Chemical peels, laser treatment, microdermabrasion or cryosurgery are often recommended by doctors. Talk to a mfine expert to know what is the correct line of treatment for your dark spots, as it depends on the underlying cause.

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Dr. Sharath Gurrala

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Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

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