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Q. I have developed 30 to 40 black spots on my face. What could they be?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 15, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 18, 2021

Hello doctor,

Two years ago, I got some four or five black dots on my face, which looked like moles. But, I think it is spreading. The count is now 30 to 40. What can I do? Can you please suggest any treatment or medicine? Please note that my skin type is oily, and my mom also has this problem.

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  • From your description, I think they could be freckles. Do send me images of the same, so I can confirm my diagnosis. Freckles or ephelides are common in individuals who sunburn easily and do not tan, whereas it is uncommon among people who are dark complexioned.
  • I suggest trying 30 % Trichloroacetic acid cautery (TCA) or topical treatment with Depiwhite cream (combination of Hydroquinone and Kojic acid). It can be applied every night for 16 weeks.
  • Follow certain sun protection measures like:
  1. Avoid midday sun, especially from 10 AM to 4 PM.
  2. Seek shade whenever possible.
  3. Wear broad-brimmed hats.
  4. Apply Suncros soft gel sunscreen with SPF 50 over the face in the morning. Repeat every four hours.

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