British Skin Foundation - Elderly/Older Skin

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Postby healthcrazy on Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:21 pm

Hi, I’ve always had freckles but since the menopause it’s got a lot worse and now have big patches of pigmentation on my face, I use factor 50 spf every day, what can you recommend to make it less prominent? Thank you
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Re: Pigmentation

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:12 am

Thank you for your question. You need to see your dermatologist. If it is solar damage/solar keratoses treatments such as Picato gel and Aldara cream my help. If they are seborrheic keratoses - cryotherapy may help.

I hope this is helpful.
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Re: Pigmentation

Postby healthcrazy on Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:18 pm

Thank you. I have always had freckles, they are just big patches now.
I do not think I can have cryotherapy as I have brown skin, Fitzpatrick 4
Thank you
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