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    Skin Pigmentation Problems

    Melanin is the natural pigment responsible for the colour of our skin, hair and eyes. However, if too much or too little is produced by the body, it could lead to a skin condition. Read more →

    i am 41yrs old male i have lots of brown mole like spots over my body well over 20 i know some are actual moles but the rest i think are sun spots not risen very smooth. i have always taken precaution when out in the sun and have seemed to have accumilated these spots over the last ten years i am very conccious about taking my top off now because of all these spots. i have seen my doctor and he has no concern about them but i woul like to know is there any thing i could use to reduce or make them fade away.





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    I have very delicate skin but very clear and smooth looking never get spots maybe 1 every month but I can't say that for my full body I have terrible spots little huge all ov well my behind I exfoliate and I am a clean person just doesn't look very nice at all





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    Since being a teenager I have suffered from spots in the t-zone area. I am now 25 and the spots have cleared up. However, I have a red blemish down the right side of my face, along side my nose. This has also appeared above my right eyebrow. The red blemishes are smooth, they are not dry and they are not spots. They just do not seem to disappear. I have been to a dermatologist about it, but the creams and anti-biotics they have provided me with have not worked. They couldn't provide me with any other options than this. They told me it was a type of acne. Any ideas what this could be?





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    If the red blemish is not raised or bumpy, is it possible you can just conceal it? I have old discoloured scarring from acne when I was a teenager, which is often red against my fair skin. I do not have any pits or bad texture, just the red marks which have remaind ever since (it's been years!) I picked up a colour correcting cream from No.7, which has a greenish tint. I dab that on with a cosmetic sponge, and the red marks vanish =)

    sounds nasty. i know most home remedies dont work but try using some original colgate mint toothpaste the chemicals in it should dry it out leave till dry and then rinse off.

    Hi, I am 23 year old men. I had acnes on my upper cheeks and now they have left dark spots. Skin is also not smooth in this area. I thought they will go by themselves, have tried some creams sugested by doctor but effect was temporary. Please help me out. Also I have another question. Using moisturizers like one provided by Calvin Klein is advisable when I have such spots?





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    the dark spots that are left on the skin might be permanent and wash your face often and use oil-free cleanser because acne occurs when oil, bacteria or dirt blocks up the pores on your skin so it would be best to avoid touching the skin.

    First of all "Hello" and second I will just jump right in: my inner lips and inside my inner lips something is not quite right (I think) because it is not smooth and pinkish, rather there are like small things that I cannot really explain, I can only tell it is not smooth. What can I do about it?





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    Many women have folds of skin inside their inner labia. Quite normal to have folds of skin. If it is something other than folds of skin, you need to describe it more accurately.

    I'm 15 and I've finally managed to get my spots to clear. Before I tryed every over the counter treatment and even creams prescribed by the doctor. Nothing seemed to work. So I changed to a much healthier diet and used a face scrub every day with a blemish moisteriser. My spots are now gone. I only have the odd few especially near a period. I think the cold weather helped. I've been left with these red marks on my cheeks which have been there since the spots got inflamed and tiny black dot holes. It doesn't matter what I do I can't get rid of these smooth red marks. Makeup doesn't really cover them .What can I use to clear them? Also does anyone no how to get rid of blackheads on the nose, there realy hard to clear.





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    Try a face cleanser/scrub with sylic acid for the black heads.And occasionally extra-strength Biore nose strip. Those are fun.:) I was left with horrible red scars and have notice they face a bit with time. Be consistant with your routine but make sure not to irritate your skin with harsh cleansers. I noticed once I switched to cetaphil and a simple scrub with sylic acid my breakouts werent so painful and red. Almay 16 hr liquid foundation covered up without making me personally breakout more. But as soon as I felt a little more self confident about my skin I switched to a "healthy skin" Neutrogena powder and gave my skin as many vacation days from heavy makeup.

    Nose strips are brilliant - I find the cheaper ones work better than the expensive. The blackheads are removed in one quick strip ~ my friend and three daughters cant be without them and use them every couple wks to keep nose blackhead free

    I have tiny black spots on my bottom and thigh area. I was wondering what it is and how I can get rid of them. Everywhere but that area is smooth and it doesn't look great either





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    I have many moles/freckles as I have very fair skin and strawberry blond hair, I have 2 on my hand and one has recently changed. It has got a little bigger, it is now raised where it was smooth and has got just a shade darker tiny spots over it! Is this just a normal change, or is it something I should be seeing the doctor about? Thanks for your time





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    Hey I'm 14, (15 in 16 days:D ) and I don't have acne but when you feel my face it feels unbelievably smooth but to look at, it looks spotty. I don't get spots ordinarily. I've tried facewashes, blemish treatment, spot treatment, change in diet, everything! I'm also on the blue pill(which helps skin) Any advice?





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    I'm a 14 year old girl and I have had acne for 3 years and I hate it. I asked my parents if I could go to a dermatologist to get it checked out but they said it wasn't that bad and it'll go away eventually. They said the same thing when I was 11 and now it's gotten worse. I only get inflamed spots every so often but I still get them quite alot, they usually are there on my face for about 2-3 weeks and about 3 or 4 come on my face at a time. It looks like loads of pimples covering my face and most of them are white heads. There is not one bit of my face that is smooth and it looks constatly dirty even though my face is perfectly clean. I get so paranoid and I'm so self concious. I also have quite bad scarring from the inflamed spots that I have had. It's the kind of scarring where the spots that you have had leaves dark marks. Even when I don't pick a spot it still leaves me with scarring. I also have some on my back, my chest, my arms and my neck. I'm not worried about these though. My question is "How do get rid of my acne and acne scars?" and "How do I prevent more acne from coming on my face and anywhere else on my body?"





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    When i was about that age I got a special topical Zinc treatment from my GP which significantly improved the skin on my face and neck. Although yours sounds a little worse than mine was, it might be worth just asking your GP for a topical gel/cream. (Maybe you are old enough to get an appointment without your parents?) No harm in trying! Another thing you could try is wearing a very light make up such as 'bare minerals' which boosted my confidence and also stopped me from constantly touching my face which was making things worse! I'm 22 now and still don't have perfect skin but it does get better with time, don't worry!

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    I am 16 years old, and my bikini line is never smooth, i always get spots and is all prickly and i am too embarrased to get it waxed how can i have a smooth, hair free bikini line?





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    Hi, I've had spots since I was 13 and I'm 15 now. First it was on my forehead but that's all cleared up after 2 years with special treatment I got. But now it's on my cheeks/nose. It's smooth when I touch my skin and I wash it daily with facial scrubs and everything but I don't see why it's still there. It's really depressing sometimes and this is bringing me down. My makeup can't even hide it, I just want a clear smooth face. I got pre scripted a cream called Duac which dries out the spot but it doesn't seem to be working. I've also changed what I eat and drink, I only drink water and eat healthier. Please can you help me.





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    I'm 15 and I've had spots on my face since I was about 12, I've used all creams and spot treatments but nothing seems to work. Even now my skin feels really smooth the red marks left from the spots are still there! How do I reduce the red marks? HELP?





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    I have spots on my cheeks/nose. I have combination skin of dry and oily. When I touch my face it's smooth and feels like nothings there, but my spots are still there. I don't know why. I wash my face daily and I have changed my diet. Please can you help?





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    Hi ive always ad a small smooth mole on my right cheek and recently its become more not smooth and scabbed over and bleeds when I catch it should I get it checked out.





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    Hi. I am a 17 year old lad with an erect penis size that can be anywere between 6" - 6.5" and the shaft is around 4.4". Around the head of my penis i have little white spots that i think are known as Fordyce spots there not a problem but abit embarrasing. Also i have Spots like black heads going up the shaft of my penis that can be popped i was wondering if there is anything to stop these forming. Also my pubes are realy unhealthy so it seems as some tend to just fall out i have plenty and they are quite long but is there any way i can make them more smooth and healthy Thanks JD





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    Hi im in my 20s. On my breats on my areolas i have no bumps or spots they are completely smooth is this normal? Please help





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    Mine are completely smooth too unless my nipples are aroused they are almost flat too. Im 17 I hope im normal.

    I have the same thing sinead, I'm 20 and have been worrying bout them not being pointy most of the time, unless cold or aroused like you said. It's great to know I'm not the only one!

    Hey, Im 14 and I think I have blackheads,its these spots around my nose, chin, uppper lip, it looks like their spreading and getting worser, the blackheads don't feel smooth, its like little tiny spots around my whole face making it not feeling soft. Do you know what type of cream or anything else that I can do to prevent it. I just don't want it to go any worser.





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    I've had white spots all over my body front and back. It has no texture and is smooth as the skin. I've had ointments, selsun blue and even phototherapy done to it but has not gone away. Phototherapy has made the spots not as patchy but if I don't continue with the phototherapy it comes back. Please any other advice would be great. The only thing I haven't tried are pills.





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    I'm 21 and I have had spots on my back for nearly 11 years and now in the lasts 3 years I have them on my upper arms and chest. For 10 years I was told it was just a teenage thing and they will go. I finally went to the doctors last year and I was given Erythromycin 250mg then after that I was given oxytetracycline 250mg which as far as I know are more or less the same, and all they have does is keep the spots from going mental, they never go away. I would love to have a smooth back and feel OK about taking my top of.





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    im 19 and have had a problem that seems like ingrowing pubic hair but i am not sure if it is or not. the spots turn into smooth dome like sores and sometimes split and become really painfull. i just want to make sure what it is ass i cannot go to my GP. anyhelp would be helpfull.





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    i have just had acne for the last three months but what was really odd was the fact that i never use to get spots but when they came they all came at once but only on my face i was given from the Gp a cream that is meant to be really good but as i suffer from ezema also so when i did use the cream it just made my ezema worse and made my skin much dryer and now i cant get rid of the spots or keep my skin smooth without using moistriser what should i do?





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    Hey, Im 16 and for roughly 8 years now i've had bubbly skin, like spots on my arms and legs. Its not irratating but more embarrasing. What are they? Can they go? I want smooth skin





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    Go to the GP. They'll probably give you antibiotics and cream/gel to start with. If these don't work in the time the GP tells you they will, go back and get something different. Your acne sounds like deep spots that usually scar, so if you get this sorted out as soon as possible then you will have smooth skin in the future!

    i have quite alot of spots on my nose and fore head and loads of black heads on my chin and nose. i hate not having smooth skin please help co thanks





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    ive recently noticed the texture of the skin on my vagina, im not sure if its always been this way, but its not smooth, its lumpy sort of. rough somewhat. it doesnt look like any pictures ive looked at of warts, but i want to know if that skin is always supposed to be super smooth? or i just dont know what its supposed to look like 17 by the way. and sexually active 4 partners, one a virgin.





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    hello in 28 and have had adult acne ever since i can remember, for the last 6 month i have been taking daily antibotics from the doctor, these have help clear major breakouts (took about 6 weeks to start working) new spots seem less angrey, the antiobotics kill the bacteria. i also us dermalogica on the spot treament which is £15 for the tube but dries spot with 3 days, excellent for scarring i have previous had microdermabrasion its non intrusive and helps clear spots, and smooth skin making scars less obvious,

    hi, i have a problem regarding my armpit hair and leg hair. When i shave my armipts and legs there is no hair, but skin does not look smooth, it looks dotty as if hair is still there, but they are smooth and hair free. does anyone know what this could be and if there is anythin to help





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    i have very bad acne only in winter my face is all smooth during summer up until autum but when it is summer its starts by icting all over my face like i am alegeic to something and then the bread out comes i have gone to see everyone but no one seem to know what is going on they keep staying its acne and all but i think it is something my skin has in summer and lacks in winter please someone Help me its winter again and i am dreading those spots its that bad people start calling all kinds of names and they hurt not like normal spots you pick





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    Hi, Im 14 and I'm really worried because I've noticed a few white pussy spots around my nipples and also Ive notived that when i take my shirt of my nipples are all smooth but then a few seconds later or if I touch them they go all creased! Please help, because I also really dont want to go to a doctor or even tell anyone! Thank you x :)





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  • Hidradentitis Supparativa

    Episode 6

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    Episode 7 - Back to the Clinic

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