HomeAnswersDermatologydark spotsI am 18 years old and suffering from dark spots all over my face. Kindly help.

How to get rid of dark spots on the face?

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Dr. Saira Mohsin

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Published At February 4, 2023
Reviewed AtSeptember 20, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am 18 years old and suffering from dark spots all over my face. Please suggest me medication for dark spots.

Kindly help.

Answered by Dr. Saira Mohsin

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I understand your concern. With age, you realize that wrinkles can make you look much older than you are. Fortunately, home remedies, topical products, and cosmetic procedures could effectively fade or permanently remove dark spots. Below, I am sharing with you the most common treatments.

  1. Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, and E, which help reduce brown spots and even skin tone.
  2. Yogurt or buttermilk contains high amounts of lactic acid, which lightens and exfoliates the skin.
  3. Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxy acid, which removes dead skin cells. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, helping to brighten and heal the skin.
  4. Hydroquinone is a bleaching agent that helps remove spots.
  5. Retinoid is a potent form of vitamin A that encourages rapid cell turnover. It works by shedding the outer layer of skin and encouraging cell regeneration. It also curbs the production of melanin.
  6. Salicylic acid lightens age spots by softening the skin, helping its peel.
  7. Glycolic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) derived from sugar. It sloughs off dead skin to promote the growth of new skin cells. Use a formula that contains at least 10 %.
  8. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapy procedures remove pigmentation imperfections on your skin's outer epidermis.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Saira Mohsin
Dr. Saira Mohsin

Dermatology

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