Lentigo Removal

A lentigo (plural lentigiles) is a small pigmented and very narrow muscle that is surrounded by normal appearing skin. It is caused by Ultraviolet rays from the sun or other artificial sources. Lentigo removal can be done in a number of ways that will be discussed in this article but first, as the wise men said, prevention is better than cure hence it is of great importance to avoid further damage so if possible, avoiding excessive exposure of the skin to sunlight especially between 10.00p.m and 3.00p.m would be very advisable since the ultraviolet rays from the sun are the main cause of lentigiles.

Now back to lentigo removal. One method used is applying lemon juice on the lentigo. The juice should be preferably freshly prepared. Here, the lentigo is dabbed gently using a piece of cloth and it is expected that in around two months, the spots should have disappeared. Another one would be the use of apple cider vinegar together with onion juice. The vinegar mixed with the onion juice is applied directly on the lentigo and within six weeks, the lentigiles should have left.

Castor oil is another method of lentigo removal that removes lentigiles very effectively. It works best when applied on the spots twice per day, i.e. in the mornings and in evenings. However, it is advisable to use castor oil that is sweet smelling or odorless since some are known to have not so attractive smells.

Another very widely used and also effective method of lentigo removal is application of aloe vera gel directly on the lentigo. Aloe vera is known to be good in healing burns and general healing. Fresh juice or gel extracted from the plant is rubbed on the lentigiles twice a day for a period of about a month or two and it is expected that by the end of the period, the patches would be no more.

Vitamin E oil is also good in lentigo removal. This helps in reducing the color of the patches hence reducing their visibility. Other bleach creams like hydroquinone may also be used in reducing the color of the lentigiles, but some of them might not work well with some people so it is advisable to exercise caution when handling such. Liquid nitrogen can also be used to freeze the area with the lentigo. This has a soothing effect and also helps in lentigo removal.

Be safe! It is important to note that some of these creams and juices are acidic, for example lemon juice and would cause very painful stings when they come to contact with the eyes or sensitive skin so when applying them around such organs, be very careful.


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