Age spots (liver spots, solar lentigines)



Age spots show up in the areas that get the most sun exposure. They vary a lot in size and are dark areas of pigment similar to freckles. These are very common after 50, but they can happen at any age. They are due to sun damage and therefore can increase in number with time. Sun block can help postpone them. I got them on the back of my hands at the age of 20. The dermatologist I visited told me that they sometimes happen earlier and it does not mean there is anything wrong. Liver spot is just a name. They are in no way connected with liver function.

Is it an age spot or melanoma? Find out!

Melanoma is dangerous and can spread quickly. It is extremely important to be able to tell the difference between age spots and melanoma. Melanoma spots are asymmetric, have badly defined borders, and have many shades of color through them. They can be itchy, sensitive, or bleed easily. If you are at all uncertain whether you have age spots or melanoma, or you have a spot that seems unusual to you, definitely see a doctor. This is important to know for reasons of your health and safety.

Don’t like age spots? Get rid of them!

Age spots are harmless and can be lightened or removed. They can make you look old, and if you do not like them, you can do something about them. I did treatment on the backs of my hands and they are now gone and have never come back. In addition, I followed this up with regular collagen induction therapy treatments to keep that skin from becoming thin. The back of the hand has thin skin and will become more so as we get older. The hands and the neck are two neglected areas for our skin that can really show the effects of aging. Make sure to moisturize both of them well. Collagen induction therapy can make the skin younger looking and healthier. Additionally, it can return firmness as well.

Protect your skin from sun exposure

Just the fact that you are seeing the skin aging in your hands…says that you are getting sun exposure there repeatedly. If you are not using sun block consistently, you should. There are moisturizers that are SPF that can be used under your makeup. Lip sticks and lip balms also come with SPF as well. Many great choices in sun blocks are available that can be used on the rest of your body too.

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