As we age, our skin can develop dark brown or black pigmentations, commonly called dark spots, sun spots, liver spots, or age spots. These range in color from light brown to red or black and are located in areas most often exposed to the sun, particularly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead, and the scalp, if bald. From the age of about 40 onward, the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure. Dark spots are very common in this age group, particularly in those who spend time in the sun.
The appearance of dark spots is a sign that our skin has seen better days. That’s not to say that dark spots cannot be easily treated or removed. There are many treatments that are highly effective at reducing or removing dark spots on the skin. Once, removed, if you remain protected from the sun’s harmful rays, dark spots generally will not reappear.
Treatments range in severity from self-help home remedies, to professional treatments from your Esthetician or Dermatologist. Options for treating dark spots include:
- Home Remedies
- Dark Spot Fading Creams
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Treatment
- Cryosurgery (the application of extreme cold to destroy issue)
A Note of Caution:
When dealing with any suspicious darks spots, moles or discolorations, the first step should always be to consult your dermatologist and get a skin cancer screening.
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