Q: can you guys tell me what product should I use to remove dark spots on my legs. thanks.
A. Try bio-oil it’s proven to minimize the appearance of many skin disorders it says on the ad. for scars and stretch marks but it can be used for pretty much anything and it can make your skin really soft. although if the problem continues i suggest going to see a doctor and he/she may give you treatment or they will refer you to a specialist (usually a dermatologist.) and you can get your problem sorted. if it continues don’t go to dermatologist straight away as this can be pricey i suggest a doctor first.
what should I use for dark spots on legs?
Q: Does Mederma work? I have little dark spots on my legs and I’m african american what can I use to get rid of it. I’m from the islands and I think that is why I have them, from playing outside a lot when I was younger.
A. Mederma is for scars.FOR ME WORKED REALLY WELL — EXFOLIATING (with exfoliating gloves) and Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizing Lotion (other brands have it as well – SKIN GLOW lotion from Dove). I had sunburn spots on my arms for years. I bought the Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizing Lotion and I was very skeptic (I was thinking its like the cellulite creams – they never work the way they show on TV). In less than a month after using it every day, my skin looks normal. I feel so much better wearing short sleeves. You should give it a try.
Can laser surgery help remove dark spots from my legs and body?
Q: im an african american but im light skinned and i have dark spots on my legs from scars that i picked and now they are dark spots… i also have small dark spots on my stomach below my belly button that came from small bumps that i picked i also have small dark spots on my arms and my bikini line from razor bumbs… i was wondering will laser surgey help remove them or lighten them up alot… im 17 by the way
A. Probably yes. Laser treatments help renew the skin. It can be very expensive though. I suggest you try to consult a dermatologist before going to such treatments. There are topical products which you can use to apply to your dark spots. You might also want to try applying leg concealers but it can be tedious too. I came across this website that has celebrities’ photos who underwent surgeries http://celebritysurgery.net/. Some didn’t work out well, some worked out great.
How to remove dark spots on my legs?
Q: I got a lots of scars and dark spots on my legs caused of chicken pox a few months ago, what should i do? Without lacer? Thank you!
A. I will assume you those dark spots are hyperpigmentation.
When there is an allergic reaction, mechanical injury, irritation, inflammation, or infection, hyperpigmentation can be formed. The damage causes melanocytes in the stratum basale of the epidermis to produce excess melanin as a defense mechanism. Thus, you have hyperpigmentation. It comes in all sizes from spots to patches to larger section of the face depending on the severity of condition.
To CORRECT the hyperpigmentation: 1)You can exfoliate with one or a combination of the following alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA): glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, or mandelic acid.
2)Or, you can exfoliate with: beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid) or beta-lipohydroxy acid (capryloyl salicylic acid). NOTE: Glycolic acid has the most research. Products with AHA in 5-20% concentration are effective and safe at pH 3-4. On the other hand, products with BHA or LHA are effective and safe in 0.5-2% concentration at pH 3-4. The frequency of application depends on your skin tolerance to the acid. You can acclimate to higher strength as you build your tolerance starting with a lower concentration.
3)You can use one or a combination of skin-lighteners to inhibit melanin formation: Hydroquinone or its derivative (arbutin), kojic acid, vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) or its derivatives (e.g., magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and a few others), vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) or its derivative (Myristyl Nicotinate) NOTE: Hydroquinone is the GOLD-STANDARD. Over-the-counter strength is 1-2%.
To PROTECT and PREVENT future darkening: 1)You should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater and reapply after swimming, excessive perspiration, or every 2 hours for optimal photoprotection. UV-rays can darken the skin as well as significantly increase the risk of skin cancer.
2)Avoid the sun from 10AM to 4 PM because that is the time when the sun rays are the most intense.
If you have stubborn hyperpigmentation, then you can request a prescription of hydroquinone 4% or higher with or without retinoid or steroid from a board-certified dermatologist. Or, ask your doctor about chemical peels and laser resurfacing.