Age Spots overview
Age Spot aka Liver spot or solar lentigines is a small hyperpigmented patch of skin that is found in the areas exposed to the sun.
It is a type of hyperpigmentation that typically appears on the face, neck, hands and legs in older individuals. It is equally seen in males and females but more in cases of sun exposure.
It is thought to be primarily related to sun exposure and the genetic makeup of the person. The UV light in sunlight stimulates the melanocytes to proliferate and produce more melanin
Although Melasma is difficult to get rid off, a lot can be done to reduce the pigmentation and improve the colour.
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Factors causing Age Spots
Age spots are more frequently seen in lighter individuals. Although are benign at times it becomes impossible to differentiate them from skin malignancy. in such a case excision of the lesion and skin biopsy is advised.
Sun Exposure (UV exposure)
Foremost reason for Age Spot is exposure to sunlight. It is very good idea to protect oneself from Direct as well as indirect sunlight by using sunscreen and protective measures.
Age Spot is more common persons of lighter skin types. It may also run in families and a prior knowledge of susceptibility can help you employ preventive measures before hand.
Sun protection is the main stay treatment for Age Spot. Once the pigmentation has settled in, Chemical Peel, Lasers and Light Therapy are used to remove pigmentation.
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