What are these red spots on my forehead?

About 2 years ago I started getting red spots on my forehead that eventualy turned to brown spots. This is happening more lately, last Sunday I woke up and the whole section above my left eyebrown was freckled red. What is this stuff? I am 52 years old, no hormone replacement.

There are about 10 (at least!) different skin diseases or problems that can cause red spots on the face that then turn brown.  Please, please see a good Dermatologist and get an accurate diagnosis first.  That’s the only way you’ll get the correct treatment.   Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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