Do sun spot removal creams actually work?

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As I have gotten older I have seen some discoloration on my cheeks. I believe they are sun spots caused mostly in my younger days when I thought sunscreen didn't apply to me because of my olive tone skin. Are there any creams that I could apply to diminish some of the spots on my cheeks?


F, 53, California

I can completely relate! My skin is more olive toned too. Silly, 20-something-year-old me thought that sunscreen wasn't necessary. Sure enough, I'm 46-years-old now and noticing age spots on my skin, which the doctor told me was from sun damage. My dermatologist told me that I need to completely eliminated my sun exposure, and if I did have to be outdoors to apply sunscreen to any part of my body exposed to the sun. For people with darker skin tones, we actually have more pigmentation, which makes the sun spots show up darker and last longer. Little did I know! Anyways, my skin care routine has me using Melarase AM in the morning and Melarase PM at night, and I have noticed significant improvement. It's worth a shot!

When I first started noticing that I was getting sunspots, I wondered if sun spot remover creams actually worked. I was a little bit skeptical, as it seemed too good to be true. How could there be a magic cream that would fade these nasty liver spots? Even though I wasn't completely convinced, I decided to try a sunspot removal cream anyway. I went to my dermatologist, who prescribed a cream for me. After two months of continuous use, I can honestly say that the cream is helping tremendously with my skin discoloration. I no longer have to cake makeup on my face in order to make the sunspots less noticeable. I can't believe that I put off doing this for so long and that I was not sure it would actually work. Does it work? Absolutely, it does!

I am in my 50's and have had hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and sun spots my entire life. As I aged the spots got more noticeable, so I went into my dermatologist and came up with a plan to have some laser treatments done to try and even the skin tone a bit. Before my laser treatments, I would use a lot of make up to try and mask the spots on my face. The laser treatments have been working well and the doctor also gave me a recommendation on some home remedies I could try such as over the counter spot corrector creams. It's important to look for creams with certain active ingredients such as kojic acid and hydroquinone. She said we can try this and maybe eventually move to prescription creams if I stop doing my laser treatments.

I can say with confidence that sunspot removal creams do work. I used a prescription cream that I applied once in the morning and once at night. For my morning application, I applied a light layer of cream over my sunscreen. After about 3 months, the hyperpigmentation on my back and hands had significantly faded. The fade cream contains a lightening agent which targets the brown spots. I can honestly say that after these past 3 months, my skin is literally glowing and looks so healthy. Over the counter dark spot correctors are available at drugstores, but I recommend seeing your dermatologist and get a prescription if the hyperpigmentation is severe. After 6 months of use with the prescription cream, I am going to switch to an over the counter spot corrector to maintain my results and keep new spots from forming.

I loved the sun. Unfortunately, I loved the sun a little too much and developed sun spots on my face when I got older. I hated the way they looked. I decided to try sun spot removal cream. I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical about the results. There are over-the-counter creams and creams that require a prescription. I decided to see a dermatologist who decided that I needed to use a prescription cream. Did the cream work? Yes, it does. I used it every day to help eliminate my sun spots. I've been using the cream for a little more than two months. I was surprised to see that my skin discoloration was improving. I no longer have a need to wear heavy foundation to make my skin look even. I strongly suggest that anyone who has issues with sun spots consider trying a sun spot removal cream.

After using a prescription cream consistently for about three months, I can honestly say that the sunspots which were on my face and hands have faded. A stranger can barely notice the dark patches and my skin has slightly lightened, but I believe this is because of the hydroquinone component in the cream. While hydroquinone is a popular ingredient in bleaching agents, my prescription cream has 2% hydroquinone which is the safe amount of lightening dark spots on the skin. What’s great about the prescription cream is that it hasn’t changed my skin color tone. But, instead has cleared the spot, smoothened and made my skin even. What I realized is that for the prescription cream gave me the desired results, because I combine it with sun protection lotion or cream. I also had to be patient because even with the consistent application, I got the results I wanted after two months.