AGE SPOTS are flat, gray, brown or black colored spots on the back of your hands, tops of your arms, shoulders, and your face. As we age, they start to show up increasingly. Here’s how they came about and some options of how to get rid of them!
They just suddenly showed up one day, but not really. They are the result of years in the sun, and, according to The Mayo Clinic, usually present around the age of forty, although they can present in younger people.
Age spots can look cancerous, but they are not – the worst part is how they look and that they are there to begin with! You can bleach or lighten them or have them removed, but the best thing is to prevent them in the first place by using sunscreen and avoiding overexposure to the sun.
How do age spots form?
Most often, it takes years of sun exposure for these dark spots to occur — they typically develop very slowly over time. Using commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds can eventually result in the same changes.” http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/age-spots/DS00912
FIRST! Go to your dermatologist and GET THEM CHECKED! Your doctor will tell you what the spots are, and if they need additional medical tests or treatments, or if you are clear to use something to lighten or remove them.
If you get the “All Clear”, some options you have are:
~ Bleaching Creams that lighten the spots over time
~ Laser Therapy which kill the cells that make the dark spots without harming the skin
~ Freezing (cryotherapy) which also destroys the dark spots but can leave a scar
~ Dermabrasion which uses rotating brushes to remove the top layers of skin and can leave a scab
~ Chemical Peels which use strong acids to chemically burn off the top layers of skin
THERE IS ANOTHER WAY to Remove Age Spots, that the Mayo Clinic doesn’t know about yet!
I’ve talked all about it in my post “The Ultimate 10 Minute Face Lift”, and have since had the opportunity to try it out on my own age spots. I am excited to report that the age spots I have been targeting are lightening. Painless, no scarring, no scab, no redness – they’re just falling off with the Derma Firm Illuinator.
The Celloxylin MD 20Ex Acid Peel has Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids, together with N-Acetyl Glocosamine, a newly discovered skin care ingredient that has been shown to treat hyperpigmentation. I use this twice a week – it is very effective!
So, the good news is that if you are seeing those nasty Age Spots on your hands or arms, you have choices. You can bleach, burn, laser, peel or scrub them off, OR you can use the Derma Firm Illuminator, and Acid Peel to painlessly help them to fall off! Nice new healthy skin is showing up underneath, too!
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