Age Spots

Definition of Age Spots:

Flat, brown areas of the skin, usually found on the face, hands, back and feet.  They vary in size from 18 of an inch to several inches (0.3cm to several cm) and are associated with aging, but long-term sun exposure is also a major cause.

Also: Lentigines, Lentigo Senilis, Senile Freckles, Liver Spots, Old Age Spots, Solar Lentigo

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Castor Oil a treatment
“...Conditions which have been responsive to castor oil applications include ... 'liver' or age spots...”

Centrophenoxine a treatment
“...Appearances of lipofuscin in the skin are referred to as liver spots.  Centrophenoxine is supplied in 250mg tablet form under the trade names Cerutil, Helfergin and Lucidril...”
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Concern Over Wrinkled Skin

...the condition
“We usually define skin by what we see: our pigmentation, age spots, moles – and wrinkles...”

Cystine a treatment
“...Reduces the accumulation of age spots.”

DMAE a treatment
“...Apparently removes lipofuscin (accumulation of toxic pigments) from cells, including nerve and brain cells (neurons), and age spots from the skin...”

Glycolic Acid a treatment
“...Glycolic Acid is one of the most effective substances to use in the treatments of many other skin conditions including white-heads, blackheads, pustules, age spots and age-thickened skin...”
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Liver Spots

...the condition
“Flat, brownish skin discolorations (solar lentigines) found primarily on the face, hands and arms are called age spots, sun spots and sometimes liver spots...”

Macular Degeneration

...the condition
“...These deposits are similar to age spots on the skin...”

Sun Damage/Overexposure

...the condition
“...After 20 to 30 years or more, the built-up damage appears as wrinkles and age spots.  Although window glass blocks UVB light, UVA rays are able to pass through it...”

Vinegar a treatment
“...Age spot fader – Mix equal parts of onion juice and vinegar and use it daily on age spots.  It will take a few weeks to work, just like its expensive relative from the store...”
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