Skincare products that contain Kogic Acid, Vitamin C, Azelaic Acid, Glycolic Acid, and Hydroquinone can also help lighten unwanted pigment.
Although age spots are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove age spots, pigment, or melasma should be discussed with a skincare professional to ensure that your treatment choice does not result in more pigment.
Age spots tend to appear on parts of the body such as the face, neck, hands, arms, shoulders, and any areas that are exposed to the sun. Age spots are most common in people over 30, and can be freckle-sized or more than a half-inch in length, ranging in color from light brown to very dark brown. When age spots are grouped together, they can appear even larger.
Causes of Age Spots
Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.
Prevention of Age Spots
To prevent age spots or keep them from worsening, we recommend avoiding prolonged sun exposure and regularly using a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen. Wearing UV-blocking clothing and a broad-brimmed hat can provide additional protection.