probably unreasonably nervous about blotchy skin
April 17, 2012 6:33 AM Subscribe
YANAD, but do I need to be worried about these skin blotches?
posted by SymphonyNumberNine to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
About 3 months ago I noticed that I was developing some slightly darker skin blotches on my face (about the color of my freckles). They look kind of like birthmarks to me, except that I'm a bit too old for that; when I originally noticed them I thought I had some dirt on my face or something. They're not raised in any way, and the largest has about the surface area of a dime. I'm very conscientious about wearing sunblock, at least on my face, so it doesn't seem likely that they're to do with the sun, although I guess it could be older sun damage just showing up now.
I'm between jobs and won't have health insurance for another month and a half, so I can't afford to go see a dermatologist unless it's really urgent. Is this something I need to be worried about? And if it doesn't require medical treatment, bonus question: is there anything I can do to get rid of the blotches?