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Okay, I thought I would just get laser to help with my brown spots until I read some horror stories that have made me reconsider this choice. So....please help! My brown spots are getting worse and worse and I really want them to fade, if that's possible. I'm looking for a product that will actually work on my face. Suggestions anyone...please?
Light TCA peels, Neostrata, Retin A, but after using these products you will need to use a sunscreen always or they can come back and even worse. I prefer natural zinc sunscreens, they are called physical sunscreens. Like Sun Shield from Mychelle.
Here are some really great creamsthat work really well are dark spots:
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Makari Discoloration Kit: This kit includes a Lightening milk, Clarifying Soap, and an Antiseptic Soap. Works great on liver spots, lightens the darkened areas. Click here to view>> http://bit.ly/9mMNrL
Lancaster Infinite White Intense Whitening Anti-Dark Spot Serum: This serum regulates pigmentation of the skin, reduces dark spots that currently exist, and evens the skin tone. You can find the product here: http://bit.ly/aRuuWt
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This is more of a "what worked for me personally" type post. I have been doing my own glycolic and tca peels. The highest I personally go with the TCA is 18%. I have noticed the large brown spots near eyes on upper cheeks actually peel off after the use of tca. But within months, the spots return (I use sunscreen. Practice safe sun. wear hats alot). I was an extensive user of Obagi products and love them. I don't recall the spots being as large when I was using Obagi. I am doing things a little different now to save some cash.
A couple weeks ago I saw the Physician's Assistant at my derms office for a skin checkup. She used nitrogen to remove some nasty looking things and those spots. They are gone. Completely and utterly disintegrated beyond anything I could have ever done. Even a nasty thing growing on my forehead that I swear was some weird moley skin tag mutant. They are gone. I am still red from something she removed above my eye brow *I thought it was a freckle!!). None of the items removed were suspicious enough for the derm to come in and schedule possible biopsy. Although they are working with my insurance to do more advanced pre-cancerous lesion removal procedure: body peel
The larger "things" on my hands are taking a bit longer to heal, but I am glad they are OFF!! Now, to find out about the peel and where it sitting with my insurance company.
I agree with msavoy07 - different things work for different people. I had my dermatologist laser them off a few years ago - no problems at all! It looked like I had acne for a couple weeks, but I could hide it with make up, so no biggie. Now I go to the derm every year for a cancer check, and if he's sees a spot forming, he just zaps it right there.
The best way to treat brown spots and to get rid of them is regular exfoliation. It is the best way to keep your skin clear and healthy looking. When exfoliating you remove the dead skin cells and the oil that cause pores to plug and lead to problems like blackheads and whiteheads. If you don’t remove these cells regularly they can clog the sebaceous pores and make your skin look dull and patchy and worsen the condition of hyper-pigmentation.
Does one shell out the money on EVERYTHING until they find one that works or can there be criteria such as ethnicity, skin color and what sort of "brown spot(s)" are in question?
What about healed scabs? I have darkening of the skin in the spots where I had healed sores from a virus. Can anyone recommend anything for that?
Did the skin peels, it didn't help a lot, used SkinMedica, still no change, but my skin feels smoother, can't see anything visually, my skin color makes me afraid of going the laser route, heard it could make things worse.
Hmm -- lots of good suggestions. I tried skintyte's (sp?) suggestion of free skincaresamples.com from Bellamore but what she said about it being free and not requiring a credit card is simply not the case, so I think I'll go another route since I haven't heard much about them. So many people on this post and others seem to suggest Gorgeous peels and whiteners.....is there any other places like SAS or whatever bc I think the imfabulous stuff looks to be pricier than it needs to be. I have a peel I ordered from MUAC that I am still too scared to use but I can tell you it cost WAY less than the Gorgeous peel -- I mean, cmon, it's not like they have "special" ingredients that no one else can get! Am I really missing out? I'd love to know...but I feel like if I order from them it's no better than falling for those stupid "Facelift in a Jar" overpriced bottles you see in department stores. and kudos to the person who suggested natural things like lemon juice -- you can get it at the grocery store, cheap and effective!
I do know that hydroquinone from Obagi works -- so I continue to use it (although that's overpriced so I just ordered from alldaychemists -- check it out it has cheap stuff. Of course research it first because it ships from India, comes with all kinds of caveats. I plan on getting retin-A and hydroquinone and a few other things from them. You can't use just 2 percent hydroquinone because it's useless -- may as well put air on brown spots. You need four percent. I don't think you need as much as six percent which they have at MMH. BUT: Keep using it or it comes back....darnit!
THANK YOU for answering my question! What a wealth of information!
I did read that hydroquinine is the best for brown spots. I saw a surgeon and he wasn't thrilled about my skin and touching it. I had a chemical peel and it did nothing for me, except make my skin feel smoother. The brown spots are still there.
A few years ago I was told by a nurse at my OGYN's office that I had a suspicious mole on my face and that I should have it looked at/taken off. It's been there forever and it's not changed in color or size or shape.
So, I saw a surgeon and he said there was nothing wrong with it. He was taking a cyst off my thigh that just grew in a few months.
I'm happy, so I might try the hydroquinine and see how that goes. I don't want the brown spots.
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