Age Spot Home Treatment

Age spot is common to the elderly. This is because it is associated with compromised immune system. When the immune system gets compromised, the sun is able to penetrate more into the skin and this will have negative effects on the melanocytes, which are the cells that are responsible for the production of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment that is responsible for skin coloration. Once the melanocytes are affected, they will not be able to produce enough melanin up to the quantity needed by the skin for its normal pigmentation. The little that is produced will form spots on the skin and the spots are referred to as age spots.

Age spots can come up on the younger ones too. If the young person has compromised immunity, he or she stands a very good chance of having this skin condition. Some of the conditions that can lead to compromised immune system include sickness and surgery.

There are several ways to treat age spot. You can decide to pay a visit to the hospital where treatment methods like laser or surgery will be applied on the age spot. But in case you do not want to pay a visit to the hospital to get the skin condition treated, you can always get things done at home. Do not forget that treating it at the hospital will surely consume some amount of money; since your health insurance does not cover such treatment. In order to protect your purse and protect your skin from the accompanying pain you will suffer when the skin condition is being removed at the hospital, you can decide to make use of some of the effective home remedies for age spot available.

Special topical creams

Instead of paying a visit to the hospital, you only need to pay a visit to the drug store. At the drug store, several topical creams are available for the effective removal of the skin condition. You only need to apply the cream on the skin condition.  The cream contains lightening agents that will help to lighten the skin and remove the spot formed by the age spot. Once removed, you will have your normal skin color back.

Conclusion

There are several topical creams out there. You should therefore choose the one you depend upon very carefully. Make sure that cream contains only about 5-10% of hydroquinone. If the concentration is more than this, it will have some negative effects on your skin.

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