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- Age spots are small, flat, dark areas on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear in sun-exposed areas such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. Age spots are also known as sunspots, liver spots, and sun lentigines.
Age spots are very common in adults over 50, but younger people can get them if they spend time in the sun.
Age spots can look like a cancerous growth. Real age spots don’t need treatment, but they are a sign that your skin has been exposed to a lot of sun and your skin is trying to protect itself from sun damage. For aesthetic reasons, they can be lightened or removed. Liver spots Treatment in Hyderabad
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- Age spots can affect people of all skin types, but they are more common in fair-skinned adults. Unlike freckles, which are common in children and fade without exposure to sunlight, age spots do not fade.
- Are flat, oval areas with increased pigmentation
- Are usually light brown to dark brown
- Occurs on skin that has been exposed to the most sun over the years, such as: E.g. on the back of the hand, the toes, the face, the shoulders and the upper back
- The size of the freckles can reach a diameter of about 13 mm
- Can clump together and make them more visible
Age spots are caused by overactive pigment cells. Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives skin its color. Age spots appear on skin that has been exposed to the sun for years when melanin clumps or is produced in high concentrations. Liver spots Treatment in Hyderabad
The use of tanning lamps and commercial beds can also cause age spots.
You are more likely to develop age spots if you:
Have fair skin
Have a history of frequent or intense sun exposure or sunburn
Follow these tips to prevent age spots and new spots after treatment, and to limit sun exposure:
- Avoid the sun between 10am. and 2 p.m. Since the sun’s rays are most intense during this time, try planning outdoor activities at other times of the day.
- Use sunscreen. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) for at least 30 to 15 minutes before going out. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours – or more often if you swim or sweat.
- To protect yourself from the sun, wear tight clothing that covers your arms and legs and a wide-brimmed hat that offers more protection than a baseball cap or golf visor. Liver spots Treatment in Hyderabad