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age spot

Age Spot

A flat, pigmented macule commonly seen on the skin of the elderly. Age spots are benign and of merely cosmetic concern. 
Location Sun-exposed areas (e.g., forehead, back of hands).
Prevention Avoid sun; sunscreen with an SPF of 15 may decrease incidence.
Management Creams and lotions to bleach skin; cryotherapy may be required.

age spot

Dermatology A flat, pigmented macule commonly seen on the skin of older folks; ASs are benign and of merely cosmetic concern Location,  Sun exposed areas–eg, forehead, back of hands Prevention Avoid sun; sunscreen–SPF of 15.may ↓ incidence Management Creams and lotions to bleach skin; cryotherapy may be required. See Sun protection factor.
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"Solar lentigines" is the medical term for these areas of skin discoloration that are commonly called "age spots" or "liver spots."
Additionally, Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Age Spot Hand Cream incorporates such key natural extracts and botanicals as bearberry, vitamin E, sugar cane, and orange and lemon fruit extracts to fight dull, dry hands and unwanted discoloration.
Age spots, dark spots, post-acne scars and sun damage are visibly diminished.
Another 214 women tested the Dark Spot Booster Serum, and 75% said age spots, dark spots and other areas of pigmentation appeared faded.
MiraGloss composition of bleaching ingredients is intended to brighten pigmented spots of various origin (age spots, acne scars, freckles, etc.), to prevent appearance of new pigment spots, and to correct the skin tone.
The usual and most visible signs of ageing are lackluster skin, wrinkles, age spots, hair loss, and setting in of degenerative diseases like diabetes and arthritis.
SkinCeuticals has announced the launch of the CryoCorrect Treatment, a noninvasive, in-office treatment, which "freezes away" age spots, sun spots, and skin tags from the face, hands, and body," according to a company press release.
It has been highly recommended for women with skin problems such as itching, cracked skin, spider veins, blemishes, pimples, scars and age spots.
Age spots and brown-gray discolored patches contribute to the loss of youthful-looking skin.
Age spots, wrinkles, puffy eyes and dark spots are the worse aging signs.
Squalane is an antioxidant that helps protect skin from UV damage and age spots, promotes cell growth and is antibacterial.
He says NO2 also increases ageing: people in both Germany and China had age spots on their cheeks increase by 25% with a relatively small increase in pollution--10 microgrammes of NO2 per cubic metre.

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