Age Spot

Introduction to Age Spot

Age Spot aka Liver spot or solar lentigen is a small hyperpigmented patch of skin that is found in the areas exposed to sun.  

It is a type of hyperpigmentation that typically appears on the face, neck, hands and legs in older individuals. It is equally seen in males and females but more in cases of sun exposure. 

It is thought to be primarily related to sun exposure and the genetic make up of the person. The UV light in sunlight stimulates the melanocytes to priliferate and produce more melanin

Although Melasma is difficult to get rid off, a lot can be done to reduce the pigmentation and improve the color.

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Factors affecting and exacerbating Age Spots 

Age spots are more frequently seen in lighter individuals. Although are benign at times it becomes impossible to differentiate them from skin malignancy. in such a case excision of the lesion and skin biopsy is advised.

Sun Exposure (U.V. light) : Foremost reason for Age Spot is exposure to sunlight. It is very good idea to protect oneself from Direct as well as indirect sunlight by using sunscreen and protective measures.

Genetic Makeup : Age Spot is more common persons of lighter skin types. It may also run in families and a prior knowledge of susceptibility can help you employ preventive measures before hand.

Sun protection is the main stay treatment for Age Spot. Once the pigmentation has settled in, Chemical Peel, Lasers and Light Therapy are used to remove pigmentation.

Treatments Available for Age Spot

Medical Treatment

Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.

Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dy...

Lasers and Light Therapy

Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light which carry light energy to the target tissue. 

The mechanism of Lasers is easy to understand. Just like a piece paper absorbs sunlight and heats up according to its color, various pigments present in the skin absorb laser light selectively. ...

Chemical Peel

A Chemical Peel treatment is a process to improve the appearance of skin of face, neck and hands by applying a chemical solution to remove the outer damaged skin revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color. A chemical peel enhances and smooths the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. ...