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Cure for black spots on legs and arms on hair follicles - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi, for all my life i have spotty skin so i dont like to reveal my legs and arms. I am of colour (black skin) and the black spots are my hair follicules....why do i have this when majority of peoples are not as obvious and as dark as mine and how can i get rid or reduce the appearance...also sometimes i get bumpy skin as a result of some of my follicules having ingrown hair?......thnk u     
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.xxxx here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   30
Doctor :   and do mention you gender as well
User :   female
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it only over the hands and legs?
User :   arms and legs just where the hair follicule are
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How about the face and trunk?
User :   my face is fine as u cant see my hair follicules there ....what is trunk?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   the chest and abdomen
User :   no they are fine its just where my hairs are coming out the skin
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would like to see the pics if possible
User :   i have none
Doctor :   I would like you to send it to my mail id
Doctor :   if possilbe
Doctor :   to have a look at it and comment
User :   not possible
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So are you aware of folliculitis?
User :   no
Doctor :   it means inflammation of the hair follicle
Doctor :   it does pain as well
User :   ok
User :   im not in pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   for the correction of this problem
Doctor :   for cosmetic reasons only
Doctor :   you should consult a dermatologist
Doctor :   and discuss about treatment therapy
Doctor :   sorry laser therapy I mean
User :   what will that achieve
Doctor :   It does get rid of those dark spots
User :   is it painful and do u understand what im talking about
Doctor :   Yes, I did understand
Doctor :   the problem
Doctor :   it is not painful
Doctor :   it shall be a smooth procedure
User :   is it expensive
Doctor :   It is an expensive procedure
Doctor :   as with most of the Laser treatments
User :   what about skin peels?
Doctor :   Skin peels, shall not be useful for such longstanding lesions
Doctor :   Have you tried it before?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

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