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Age spots and dark marks

Patients frequently ask their dermatologist how to get rid of age spots or dark marks on their skin. Here’s what you need to know to treat them safely.

What can get rid of age spots?

If you feel that age spots are telling people you’re past your prime, you may be able to fade those spots significantly. These facts can protect your health and help you to get the best results.

Skin lighteners containing mercury can cause problems

A skin lightener can fade — or even clear — dark spots and patches on your skin, but some come with serious health risks.

How to fade dark spots in skin of color

Have you tried treating dark spots on your own without getting the results you want? Effective treatment begins with understanding why you get this discoloration. Learn how you can eliminate the cause and prevent new ones from appearing.

Microdermabrasion: Overview

Do you ever look in the mirror and wish that your face had a more even skin tone? If you answered yes, you may want to consider microdermabrasion.

Microdermabrasion: FAQs

Microdermabrasion is very popular. To help you decide if it is right for you, the AAD offers the following information.

Microdermabrasion: Preparation

To protect your health and find out what results you want, a dermatologist always offers a consultation before performing microdermabrasion. Learn what to ask and what to gather before having this treatment.

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