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Before I go to the dermatologist, I would like to ask can dermatologist treat Hyperpigmentation? I'm not to sure if that is what I have(please correct me if it not the proper name), so I will explain?

I had an acne problem in the past and it left black spots on certain parts of my face. I used over the counter fade creams, skin brighter cream,etc over the years to fade the dark spots and the marks still remain and does not fade but the area around the spot/marks brightens.... I am completely clear of acne and my skin is smooth but the black spots still remains. To help some, I have a dark complexion so the mark appears darker. It is embarrassing and I try to avoid face to face contact at times. So I was recommended to visit a dermatologist for treatment, they said that they can provide me with the proper medicine,treatment,etc to fade, reduce appearance, or even eliminate the black spots. Is this true? I would like to know this before I setup an appointment.
 

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Dermatolgists/Med spas/ Plastic Surgeons have various lasers to treat different skin conditions. I suffered from rosacea and had redness and broken capillaries and the IPL Laser made a huge difference. I encourage you to make an appointment for a FREE consultation. Most Dermatologists offer free consultations and they will direct you to the best laser for getting rid of your dark patches. I believe you can completely get rid of them with this kind of treatment. After laser treatments I strongly suggest that you invest in a botanically based skincare system. I have used Arbonne for two years now and my rosacea has never returned even without the medication prescribed for treatment of rosacea.
 

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Do you go under the sun frequently? I am aware that scar react with hyperpigmentation especially in people with darker skin. That is why it is important to use a high SPF like SPF 60 sunblock

Before I go to the dermatologist, I would like to ask can dermatologist treat Hyperpigmentation? I'm not to sure if that is what I have(please correct me if it not the proper name), so I will explain?

I had an acne problem in the past and it left black spots on certain parts of my face. I used over the counter fade creams, skin brighter cream,etc over the years to fade the dark spots and the marks still remain and does not fade but the area around the spot/marks brightens.... I am completely clear of acne and my skin is smooth but the black spots still remains. To help some, I have a dark complexion so the mark appears darker. It is embarrassing and I try to avoid face to face contact at times. So I was recommended to visit a dermatologist for treatment, they said that they can provide me with the proper medicine,treatment,etc to fade, reduce appearance, or even eliminate the black spots. Is this true? I would like to know this before I setup an appointment.
 

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I think if your skin has suffered some type of trauma, in your case the acne, and was then exposed to the sun the scars would go darker. Traumatised skin cells can in some cases become imbalanced & abnormal and start overproducing melanin.It would be best to see a reputable dermatologist or find an up to date quality salon,if they are any good they should all offer a free consultation with no pressure to book treatment after.There are different methods of lasers and IPL(intensed pulsed light therapy) which can be effective.I had pixel skin resurfacing for my marked skin with v.good but not 100% results.Good luck!
 

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The reason that the creams do not work on your dark spots is that these are not mere pockets of melanin, but actual scars! A dermatologist can assess your skin properly & decide on a course of appropriate treatment with you. Do not keep trying to do this yourself since you mgiht make exacerbate the original problem & also cause 2-3 others!
 

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This might be late to the party...but if it helps:

You have describe exactly what I have. I had sever acne then when they were gone, I was left with brown spots. I have founded products that contain:

HYDROQUINONE 2% or SALICYLIC ACID do the trick nicely.

Lasers might help and give you a 'instant' result, though creams are safer and after a string of bad experience with various derms I'm more incline to go the safer/inexpensive route first.

Have you tired John Plunkett Superfade 2% HYDROQUINONE? That's the strongest dose you can get over the counter here in Australia, you also have to stay out of the sun.
 

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That's okay, Light: we always keep a seat warm for you!
 

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Of course they can, that's what they do, but it isn't always guaranteed to work, just know this.
 
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