Age spots or liver spots occur when melanocytes cease to function properly. They are a common sign of aging, especially on the hands and face due to sun exposure. Age spots may be removed or faded with creams, skin peels, laser or cryotherapy.
Prices for laser age spot removal is £50 per age spot, Cryotherapy is from £150
Age spots are the result of an excess production of melanin, or skin pigment. Doctors don’t always know why age spots develop.
Age spots — also called liver spots and solar lentigines — are flat tan, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas most exposed to the sun.
Age spots are very common in adults older than age 50. But, younger people can get them too, especially if they spend a lot of time in the sun.
Although age spots can look like cancerous growths, true age spots are harmless and don’t need treatment. For cosmetic reasons, age spots can be lightened with skin-bleaching products or removed. However, preventing age spots — by avoiding the sun and using sunscreen — may be the easiest way to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance.
Skinaging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, such as tanning beds, are all possible causes
Good skin care, antioxidants and SPF of at least 30 to protect against UVA UVB and UVC help to protect you skin against developing age spots, PREVENTION is easier than CURE!!
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