I'm trying to translate an English prescription label into Spanish. The full instructions are:

Apply to affected area on face twice daily as spot treatment or once daily to entire face.

I was wondering if there was an equivalent phrase to "spot treatment" that would make sense to a Spanish speaker.

What I have tentatively is:

Aplicar sobre el área afectada en la cara dos veces al día según sea necesario como tratamiento spot o una vez al día en toda la cara".

Does this make sense?

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You can use puntual or localizada as alternatives

Aplicar sobre el área afectada de manera puntual dos veces al día o sobre toda la cara una vez al día.


Aplicar de manera localizada sobre el área afectada dos veces al día o sobre toda la cara una vez al día.

You can also replace the bold part for puntualmente or localmente

  • Bien hecho. Entre las diferentes opciones que diste, la que más me gusta es "de manera localizada." Oct 18, 2017 at 2:28

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