5 TYPES OF BLACK SPOTS ON FACE

WHAT ARE VARIOUS TYPES OF BLACK SPOTS ON FACE?

Black spots on face can be either types:

1.Freckles: Scattered multiple tiny brown to dark brown flat spots. They occur mainly due to sun exposure in fair individuals. Genetic predisposition also play a very important role in there occurrence. They mainly occur in fair individuals.

Freckles 

2. DPN: Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra : Scattered multiple tiny, slightly raised above skin surface. They mainly occur in darker races. 

DPN: Before After 

3. Moles: Can vary in size from 0.5 mm to 5 mm. Occurrence is usually without any cause. They is no reason behind their occurrence. 

Moles : Before After 

4. Sebborhoeic Keratosis: Black spot raised above skin surface, rough and irregular to touch. Sun exposure and ageing the main causative factors. Thus, seen in older age groups.

5. Lentigens: Jet black, well defined flat black spots.

All are harmless skin conditions. People seek removal only for cosmetic concerns.

WHY ARE BLACK SPOTS FORMED FORMED?

Black spots are formed because of either of the following reasons:

  1. Sun exposure
  2. Ageing and Passing years
  3. Genetic tendency to get them
  4. They may occur without any cause in many

HOW CAN THEY BE TREATED?

Single session of laser can cure them. Either Co2 ablative laser or radiofrequency would do. Both ablate the spots with precise heat. Very large moles may require surgical excision. 

Swelling and redness seen immediately after black spot ablation with laser. 

CAN’T CREAMS AND PILLS REMOVE BLACK SPOTS?

No, because creams don’t penetrate deep enough into skin to remove them. Neither are they that strong to ablate a black lesion. Also when creams and lotion are used to burn something on skin, we cannot control their penetration into skin. Lasers are controlled, thus a better option.  

IS IT SAFE TO REMOVE BLACK SPOTS WITH LASER?

Yes, absolutely provided done by a dermatologist using high quality laser.

IS IT PAINFUL?

No, since done after application of numbing creams.

WILL BLACK SPOTS ONCE REMOVED RECUR?

The ones removed won’t recur but the new ones can come,since causative factor can’t be removed. But the new ones come at very slowspeed. It’s not that one got black spots removed and within a month new onescame. New ones takes 1 to 3 years to come.

IS THERE ANY POST TREATMENT HEALING TIME?

Yes, immediately after the treatment there is redness and swelling, which goes off in one to two hours. Black crusts are formed at the points where laser is given next morning. They fall off own it’s own in 4 to 5 day’s time. Leaving behind clear skin.

CAN ONE DO ANYTHING TO PREVENT RECURRENCE ?

Nobody can stop ageing. Sun protection can help up to a certain extent to prevent new ones from coming. 

CONCLUSION: Black spots on face can be of various types. Single session laser would help you get rid of them. Creams and pills don’t cure them.

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