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I seem to remember something on here about wart remover and spots. I recently went to a derm concerning sun lentigos. She assured me they were not cancerous and said my only options were either laser or freezing. Both fairly costly. I wondered...........if the new "freezing" wart remover is the same stuff they use for this type of procedure. Anybody out there tried this/or know if it's the same stuff they use?
I tried it. It's in a spray type bottle. The trick, it seems, is to know what is enough or too much. I could not figure out either. I only put it on a couple of spots a couple of years ago and one did go away but the other did not. It is a BURN, so don't be mistaken about that. I decided it was too risky (might leave a scar or burn too deeply) so I only did it that once.
My derm freezes mine off (age spots for me) and it's not very expensive at all. I think I pay maybe $150 or so for both hands (a few spots on each hand). Don't know about your condition, maybe it is more concentrated and wide spread than my 8-10 age spots were.
I'm having a TCA peel on hands and forearms in December, I'm hoping that will make a difference for me and I won't need the freezing done again for a few years.
Mine are on my face, so it is a bit risky. I actually have 3 and she quoted me a price of 200.00. I don't know if she's just high or it's because it's on the face. I might try and do one somewhere else on my body. Lord knows there's plenty to choose from! I did do a TCA on myself a year ago. It seemed to help with the age spots. I can't remember if it did anything with these particular spots though. These things actually have a bit of a roughened surface. They seem to have surfaced more over this summer too. Even though I'm diligent with the sunscreen and staying out of the sun. My derm says it's old damage. Anyway i appreciate your feedback and definitely will think about it.
plainjane - you might want to try CPs and an exfoliative on those. It might take quite a while, but these things can help get rid of lesions, skin tags, moles and wrinkles. I've been using them for about 7 months now and have seen great results!
Skin Biology is the maker of the Skin Remodeling Copper Peptides. They have many different types to try. Depending on your skin type, you can try the stronger ones on the lentigos themselves for a few months and see if it helps to get rid of the spots. Skin Bio says this about them:
Age spots are hard and removal is slow. Successful treatment takes place over several months. Many age spots can can be removed with the combination of strong SRCPs such as Super Cop and strong hydroxy acids (you may need a 30% glycolic acid). The mixture of Super Cop and a strong hydroxy acid cream is rubbed into the age spot daily. After about two to four months, many age spots flatten and diminish in size or are totally removed.
If you have very sensitive skin, always start with our mildest copper peptide: Super GHK-Copper Cream.
Typical results take approximately 8-12 weeks of consistent use.
I have removed MANY (dozens, some large) skin tags (and do it now as regular maintenance when I notice the tiny beginning of one) by applying .1% tretinoin. Eventually they just exfoliate off
I recently used 20% TCA peel on my hands and 2 approx 1 cm spots on left upper (driving) arm. They are still in the peeling stage, but look like they will lighten considerably, if not completely. This will be a process until they are gone; after they're completely gone I will peel the entire arm (has a few freckles and those weird white unpigmented spots?)
I despise the dark spots on my otherwise youthful looking, 53 year old hands
I also applied the TCA in several heavy coats on a fleshy facial mole that has bothered me longer than the spots on my hands It looks like it may peel really well, and once again, is probably a process.
Hey, my life and my body ARE a work in process! And I'm the producer
I removed one light sun spot on my face last year using only tretinoin and daily use of effective sunscreen. I don't have any other dark spots on my face.
I do have some pretty dark ones on my hands and arm that I recently treated with 20% TCA, several layers. This is still flaking, etc and the spots have not peeled off yet, but look like they will eventually.
I used the same stuff on my face, but less aggressively. Also worth noting, I have been using retinoids and high spf european sunscreen for more than 5 years. I think that does impact effectiveness of product, and, as I mentioned above, could possibly remove most, if not all, over time.
I went and consulted to my derma regarding my warts on my face and at my back, to my surprise she just applied a cream with cashew extract which is their clinic's invention..in just a matter of minutes..all became scubs including my moles and after a week it all disappear.It costs me around 200.00 and i think its quite reasonable.
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