How can I remove past 4 years dark black spots on my face?
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Dark spots on the face and Melarase creams
Topical medications such as hydroquinone and Retin-A are commonly prescribed for hyperpigmentation. These bleaching and retinol creams do not work for all types of hyperpigmentation and they can take up to six months to visibly lighten, results may not always be noticeable.
Hyperpigmentationis often treated with the Fraxel laser is very effective. This treatment targets the pigment in the skin that causes skin to appear darker. Two to three treatments may be required to achieve the desired result. There is usually minimal downtime that lasts about three to five days with this treatment.
Chemical peels can be a good option for those with hyperpigmentation. Peels like the LUMA peel which uses vitamin A and arbutin or a TCA peel (trichloracetic acid) are available for all skin types and are highly effective in reducing pigmentation. There may be some downtime of a few days to a week. A glycolic acid peel will not erase wrinkles and is helpful for extremely mild cases of hyperpigmentation.
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I am Dr. Speron, a proud member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). I am also certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
A few ways to treat dark spots and age spots is by doing Fotofacial treatments and chemical peels. The best advice I can give you is to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to go over the best options for your skin.
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