Removal of Age Spots

Age spots, also going by the names sun spots or solar lentigines can affect almost everybody. It is hard to prevent because we can’t hide from the sun. The good news is, there are many ways to remove age spots. You can treat them at home or have it treated in a clinic. You should also be aware of the details of age spots.

Melanin is the component of body which gives us our skin color. Melanin protects us from ultraviolet radiation from the sun, although this is not at all dangerous. Extra ultraviolet rays can lead to cancer because healthy skin cells are killed.  When the accumulated wasted melanin in skin bundles together, age spots are born.

seeing a dermatologist is a must to be sure that what you have is age spots, not pre cancerous spots. After the dermatologist or any skin care professional confirms it is age spots indeed, you can try the following treatments:

HOME MADE TREATMENTS

•    Extracted onion juice and apple cider must be mixed in an equal proportion. pat a cotton to the mixture and apply it on the age spots.
•    You can also use aloe vera and put it directly on skin. Apply them twice a day and stay it on skin to dry for almost an hour.
•    Lemon juice can also improve age spots. Get the extract of the lemon and apply this as a sort of astringent. Wait for the lemon juice to dry if you plan to go outside.
•    Castor oil can also help in fading age spots. Just apply it twice daily.
The problems with home made treatments is that they take long to be successful. So, you may try more efficient alternatives.

OTHER TREATMENTS

•    Microdermabrasion/dermabrasion –     This procedure involves the peeling of skin using kneading. This is a rather poor choice because of the pain and slow healing time.
•    Chemical peels are the fastest ways to get rid of age spots. It involves the use of chemicals such as glycolic acid, or any other chemical substance used for skin exfoliation.
•    Although expensive, you can be sure that laser treatments will give you a more lasting outcome. The good thing about laser treatment is that it does not damage neighboring cells. And it is almost painless.
•    Commercial produced and tested creams.

If you already have gone through such procedures and eventually got rid of dark spots, its time to give your skin more pamper. As always, avoid too much sun exposure. The use of any sun shield be it umbrella or sunscreens is recommended. This will help you to stop age spots from coming back.

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