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How to Get Rid of Black Dots on Dark Skin?

I am black and have black dots all over my body. They’re not caused by shaving/waxing/ingrown-hairs.They’re flat and the hairs on my body uproot from them. It is an ugly site and has limited my confidence. Hopefully you have a solution to get rid of them. PS. I feel that Im overly hairy especially as a female for I have hair EVERYWHERE on my body + AND ive had these dots since i was a kid.

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Dark spots all over tne body

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It appears from the picture that these markings may be a normal pigmentary pattern on you. Many people with dark skin have darker skin around the hair follicles especially on the extremities. This finding may also represent a condition called keratosis pilaris--another harmless condition that is challenging to treat.

New York Dermatologist
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Dark spots

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Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation from ingrown hairs is not easy to treat, in fact laser could make it worse. Lightening creams and peels may help.
Manhattan Dermatologist
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Melarase creams in the UK

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Correction of dark pigmentation on the skin can be performed with Melarase AM and Melarase PM creams.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles

Web reference: http://karemd.com/cosmetic-dermatology/14/melasma-treatment.aspx

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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