Dark Spots - How to Get Rid of them?
Spots on the skin due to hyperpigmentation
Dark spots, at times, are cancerous.
- Usually self-diagnosable
- Imaging and lab tests not required
- Affects both men and women
- Can be because of a wide range of causes
Dark spots, age spots, liver spotsâ€”all the results of hyperpigmentation and can happen at any age, and due to a wide variety of causes. The cause of dark spots is the excessive secretion of melanin. And this overproduction can be triggered by a number of reasons including the sun, hormones, and even age.
Ages affected - can affect people of all ages - more common in people above the age of 40.
Symptoms to be in the lookout for are the appearance of black or brown spots on the skin. These spots are usually oval-shaped and flat. More common in areas that are exposed to the direct rays of the sun like face, arms, neck, and shoulders.
Use of sunscreen whenever going out in the sun
Applying lemon juice to lighten the area
Applying aloe vera, ACV, buttermilk, vitamin E oil, castor oil, cucumber can also help.
Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone or retinoids, only if prescribed by a healthcare professional
Chemical peels, laser treatment, microdermabrasion or cryosurgery are often recommended by doctors. Talk to a mfine expert to know what is the correct line of treatment for your dark spots, as it depends on the underlying cause.