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Hyperpigmentation on Stomach and Arms...?

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  • Posted By: shake&bake
  • August 10, 2011
  • 05:07 AM

I'm a 16-year-old girl with a history of eczema (atopic and nummular) on my chest, shoulders, arms, and legs. It's very mild and usually only affects one area every winter. I don't know if me having eczema has anything to do with what I'm experiencing right now, but I figured I should mention it.

Anyway, I first noticed a large, brown, splotchy spot (about 1 1/2 inches lengthwise) about 2 inches above my belly button in April. I didn't think much of it but it seems to have gotten darker and more noticeable. The darkened skin feels very dry. I have also recently noticed similar but lighter spots on both of my arms, both located an inch away from the inside of my elbow. All of these splotches look a lot like birthmarks (particularly the Café au lait kind), but I know for a fact that I did not have them before this year.

The spots don't hurt or anything, I'd just like to know why they're suddenly appearing and if there is a way to get rid of them.

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  • i too had dark spots on my skin which i dealt with invicible scars. I tried several treatments out of which invicible actually worked for me. Secondly, can you please clear me out whether the marks on your skin only look alike birth marks or they actually are birth marks because i don't think invicible works on birth marks but it can positively treat hyper pigmentation and stuff like that.
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  • I'm a 16-year-old girl with a history of eczema (atopic and nummular) on my chest, shoulders, arms, and legs. It's very mild and usually only affects one area every winter. I don't know if me having eczema has anything to do with what I'm experiencing right now, but I figured I should mention it.Anyway, I first noticed a large, brown, splotchy spot (about 1 1/2 inches lengthwise) about 2 inches above my belly button in April. I didn't think much of it but it seems to have gotten darker and more noticeable. The darkened skin feels very dry. I have also recently noticed similar but lighter spots on both of my arms, both located an inch away from the inside of my elbow. All of these splotches look a lot like birthmarks (particularly the Café au lait kind), but I know for a fact that I did not have them before this year.The spots don't hurt or anything, I'd just like to know why they're suddenly appearing and if there is a way to get rid of them.i too had dark spots on my skin which i dealt with invicible scars. I tried several treatments out of which invicible actually worked for me. Secondly, can you please clear me out whether the marks on your skin only look alike birth marks or they actually are birth marks because i don't think invicible works on birth marks but it can positively treat hyper pigmentation and stuff like that.
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