Summer is behind us and although it may not have been the sunniest of summers, some age spots may have appeared on your skin.An age spot is a common term used to describe various skin blemishes or pigment related anomalies. Despite being mainly benign, they are nonetheless disgraceful and unsightly. Definition
We differentiate between 3 types of pigmentary distribution:
- Epidermal (majority)
- Dermal (in the deeper layers of the skin)
Hyperpigmentation problems are due to pigment anarchy. The melanocytes (melanin producing cells) on certain areas of our skin become super workers and produce too many pigments thereby provoking “excessive tanning” and the appearance of brown spots.
- Hormonal changes: pregnancy, menopause, contraceptives, hormone therapy
- Photo aging
- Genetic predisposition
- Poor oxygenation
- Great stress
- Inadequate home therapies
- Application of certain irritating topical agents
- Medications which cause photosensitivity
Treatment of age spots is centered on two major axes.
- Protection. One thing remains unchanging, any exposure to the sun will accentuate skin coloring and therefore aggravate hyperpigmentation. You must train your skin to sun exposure and always use sunscreen without compromise on quality.
- Lightening treatments. The first step is to consult a specialist, either a beautician or a dermatologist. This professional will evaluate whether the pigmentary distribution is dermal (deep).If this is the case, there are no effective treatments available. In any case it is essential to determine the causal factors to either eliminate or at the very least control the problem.
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