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Can Retin - A Micro decrease brown spots (sun damage) on the

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Can Retin - A Micro decrease brown spots (sun damage) on the scalp? I'm bald and would like to erase these spots.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 8 years ago.

Dear Gregg,


Retin A does help in reducing the sun damage known as solar elastosis. and actinic keratosis.


But before starting on a treatment regimen on your own, it would be wise to show the lesions to a dermatologist. Some of these lesions are easily removed with chemotherapy, cryo or electrocautery. Later on, using a sunscreen regularly will reduce the sun damages.


If you have difficulty in seeing a dermatologist, e mail a clear set of close up photoes of the lesions to me. I will help you choose the most suitable therapy for you.



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