The most common signs of skin pigmentation are the liver spots also known as at the age pots.
Liver spots are discolored patches of tan and brown that appears on the skin on the backs of hands, arms, face, chest and sometimes the back. Liver spots themselves are quite harmless, but their appearance may be embarrassing. Treatment of liver spots can help reduce their appearance.
There are several ways in which you can treat livers spots. The most simplest and natural way is to stay away from over exposure to the sun. Also take lots of water everyday. Water helps in maintain the natural skin color and composure.
Apply a skin-bleaching cream to liver spots to fade them. Some creams are not powerful enough to reduce the appearance of liver spots enough, and may need to be reapplied. Search for creams that contain Aloe Vera and Kojic Acid.
Visit your skin dermatologist and talk to him or her about surgical procedures, such as laser removal treatment, acid peels and liquid nitrogen applications. One of the problems with these types of treatments, however, is that further skin discoloration may occur. Prescription creams containing antioxidants are also available, and tend to produce longer-lasting results than over the counter treatments.
Shelter your skin when in the sun with sun block. SPF 30 through SPF 65 is designed to completely block out harmful sun rays, and will help you prevent the appearance and darkening of current liver spots. You may also want to protect your face and head with a hat while working and sitting outdoors and or use sunglasses.
Chemical Peel. A chemical peel involves applying an acid, which burns the outer layer of your skin, to the age spots. As your skin peels, new skin forms to take its place. Several treatments may be necessary before you notice any results. Sun protection is strongly advised following this treatment. Temporary irritation is likely, and there’s a slight risk of discoloration.
Dermabrasion. This procedure consists of sanding down (planing) the surface layer of your skin with a rapidly rotating brush. This procedure removes the skin surface, and a new layer of skin grows in its place. Temporary redness and scab formation can result from this treatment.
Finally because liver spot treatments are considered cosmetic, your insurance may not pay for them. And because the procedures can have side effects, discuss your options carefully with your dermatologist. Also, make sure your dermatologist is specially trained and experienced in the technique you’re considering.
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