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There are many types of blemishes such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, scars and acne scars. Since the reasons for the appearance of these skin spots are different, each may require a different treatment method.
•    Freckles: Freckles begin to appear in childhood. They are benign and are known as spots that darken with sun exposure.
•    Sunspots: Sunspots occur mostly after the age of 30. It is patchy and brown in colour. It is often seen on the shoulders and face.
•    Age Spots: They usually appear after the age of 50, especially on the hands. It can also be seen in the shoulder, back, arms and face areas.
•    Melasma: Also known as the mask of pregnancy. These are known as spots that appear on the mustache, cheeks or forehead due to changes in hormones during pregnancy or birth control pills.

Stains can be treated, but the causes of the stains need to be analyzed thoroughly. Distinguishing the spots is of great importance in making the correct diagnosis and applying the correct treatment. Therefore, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist for spot treatment. Otherwise, problems such as skin irritation or increased blemish appearance may occur. Procedures such as peeling, needle procedures, and dermapen should never be performed without being examined by a dermatologist.

Since each person's skin type is different, the precautions to be taken also vary from person to person. However, there are also common precautions that every individual can apply. Protecting yourself from sunlight, using sunscreen regularly, following dermatologist recommendations on general skin care, and regular check-ups are among the best precautions you can take for your skin.

There are many creams and devices used in spot treatment. Many treatments can be applied, such as chemical peeling, laser, dermapen, needle procedures and peeling. A dermatologist must decide which treatment will be applied and how. Creams frequently used in spot treatment are creams containing hydroquinone. One of these and the most well-known is expigment cream. It is given with a dermatologist's prescription and the use of the cream must be under the supervision of a doctor. Creams used in spot treatments should be used for at least 3 to 6 months. Because spot treatment is a difficult and time-consuming process. However, use of hydroquinone for longer than 3 months should definitely be under the supervision of a dermatologist. Because there is a risk of gray discoloration on the skin. Another agent used in spot treatment is retinoids. It is a difficult product to use because it can cause redness and sensitivity on the skin. Therefore, it must be used under the supervision of a doctor. Products such as arbutin, antioxidant serums, vitamin C, vitamin E, Ferulic acid can also be used in spot treatment. It is generally used to support treatment. Different treatments can be applied together in the treatment of melasma spots. For example; hydroquinone, hydrocortisone, and retinoids can be started simultaneously. These must be done under the supervision of a dermatologist. In the treatment of blemishes, AHA (alpha hydroxy acids) and BHA (beta hydroxy acids) can also be used for skin renewal, that is, exfoliation. These acids also help in removing stains. However, since AHAs increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun, sun protection measures should be taken during the summer months. Products such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid and kojic acid should be used consciously. Because glycolic acid can cause sensitivity to the sun. At the same time, using exfoliating products and hydroquinone, arbutin or retionides at the same time may be too much. Adding these products to your routine at regular intervals prevents redness and sensitivity. Increasing irritation on stained skin means darker color and increased appearance of blemishes.

Dermatology experts use methods such as peeling, laser and golden needle applied in clinics to treat blemishes. He decides the treatment he will choose according to the type, depth and skin type of the stain. The number of application sessions varies depending on the stain. One or more of these devices can be applied together, the frequency of sessions is determined by the dermatologist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sun protection is the most important point in spot treatment. It is recommended to use sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.

The treatment process varies depending on the type of stain. Assoc. Dr. After Ezgi ÖZKUR's examination, detailed information will be given.

Visible results are achieved after the first session. The most obvious results begin to be seen after 3 sessions.

The time you need to stay after the procedure, Assoc. Dr. It is determined by Ezgi ÖZKUR.

There are many different methods of spot treatment. After a detailed examination, the treatment method is decided. In this way, possible side effects are prevented. Assoc. Dr. Ezgi ÖZKUR performs her procedures in comfortable clinical environments with the most advanced medical tools. In this way, a comfortable and convenient process is experienced.

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