Facial Age Spots

It is common to find someone with  age spots on their face. The face is one of the parts of the body which are exposed to the sun on a daily basis. The mark can also appear on your skin as a result of aging. The marks are common in older people and they can be black, brown or gray in color.  They are not painful and should be flat. For people who are above 40, an age spot on face should be examined by a doctor. This is necessary in order to confirm that it is harmless because some spots actually indicate there is a cancer forming on your skin.

 

In most cases, you do not need to go for any treatment if you have an age spots, you can simply use some fading creams to make the mark appear lighter. Most of the fading creams that are available in the market have retinoids and hydroquinone. Before you use any creams on your age spots, you should test it on another part of your body because some of them can cause irritation. You can also consult your doctor before you use the cream to make sure it is safe for your skin.

 

If the creams do not work effectively to fade the age spots on your face, you should consider some intensive treatments. One of the intensive options that you can consider is laser therapy. This form of therapy will help to reduce the pigmentation on the age spots. The treatment is effective but you may need to go for more than one session to get good results. This is an expensive option and you may also have some scarring.

 

Once you have received treatment for your facial age spots, you need to start wearing protective clothing. Make sure you wear a wide brimmed hat to protect yourself from the UV rays which increase melanin production. You also need to choose the right time to go out in the sun. The sun is very hot between noon and 3 pm therefore it is better to avoid it. Wearing sunscreen is also essential if you want to prevent the appearance of another age spots on your face once you have received treatment. Prevention is definitely better because the treatment can take a while before you get results. Protecting your skin is the best prevention.

 

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