Age spots, or liver spots, are another unflattering sign of aging. Age spots are caused by prolonged and frequent sun exposure, which causes skin to permanently increase melanin output. Age spots are different from freckles that are more typical in younger women, and look like large brown or yellow sometimes raised spots. These spots can occur on any region of the body. Face, chest, upper arms and back of hands are most susceptible as they are usually exposed to the sun. Age spots removal is one of the most demanded cosmetic procedures.
Age Spots Removal
The medical term for age spots is solar lentignes, or lentigo. Medically speaking, age spots removal is not necessary except the areas with raised darker brown skin. These marks will need further investigation, as such areas could develop into malignant melanomas.
Despite being generally harmless age spots remain a serious cosmetic concern. A variety of topical creams has been developed to help combat the issue, but the best treatment for age spots is with pigment-specific Q-switched lasers. The best about laser treatment for age spots is that only one or two sessions will usually lead to dramatic results. However you will need to take measures to prevent new age spots development by wearing a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15. Laser age spot removal is effective in combating old lentignes but doesn’t prevent development of new ones.
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