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Old 07-07-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I use a combo of boots products to keep things even: the protect and Renee serum and the all bright day cream. Garnier's serum is good as well. These are available at Target. I also use orange blossom water for a toner. It is supposed to help with evenness, but it smells nice, it is cheap and makes my skin feel great. It is a win for me.

I have dark skin and get blemishes very easily. I am not 100% even, but notice gradual improvements.


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Old 07-07-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your helpful responses

I will have to give those things a try.

How much does Retin A cost without insurance?
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:53 PM
 
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I'd visit a dermatologist. It is not that expensive. There are often full care health centers that specialize in what you're discussing.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Retin a will fade them and even out your complexion.
Do you use Retin A?
Do you know how much it would cost without health insurance?

Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I use st ives complexion scrub to cleanse and then I use garnier spot fading cream (can't remember exact name) at night. This has helped tremendously, but I have to be vigilant about wearing sunscreen on my face. If I forget for a day, they come back.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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Do you use Retin A?
Do you know how much it would cost without health insurance?

Thanks.
Depends on the strength, size, and seller. I think my small tube cost around $30. I don't use it for sun spots (which I don't have on my face), and my dermatologist did not mention Retin A as a treatment for the sun spots I do have.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:53 AM
 
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Hi,

Have any of you had good results with products that take away sunspots on your face?
I hate looking at my face and seeing the ugly sunspot marks, acne scars, and just all over blotchyness- yuck.
Makes me more depressed. I want my 20's skin back- it was so nice and clear- aside from the occasional pimple.

Thanks.

Dermatologist just freezes them off. It looks ugly for about a week or two though.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Triluma which is prescription and glycolic acid. I get them too if I don't use sunscreen, and they take awhile to get rid of.

I use Retin-A also, but it's never helped for sunspots that I have noticed. It's not covered by most health insurance. It used to be over $100, but I don't know now because I stocked up in Mexico.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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I get chemical peels, microdermabrasion
Laser toning, and photo facials every other year.
I have been doing it now since 2008.
It's a huge package I purchase at a clinic.
it has done wonders for my complexion, pores, age spots, sun spots, wrinkles.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: USA
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I had a sunspot appear on my face several years ago. It was ugly. Raised. Less than the size of a dime. My physician said I must stay out of the sun. It disappeared in about 9 months.
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