June 2011

How To Prevent Liver Spots

June 30, 2011

How To Prevent Liver Spots Liver spots are black, red or brown painless unsightly blemishes that appear on the surface of the skin. These spots are not cancerous and do not lead to cancer unless in very advanced stages. Liver spots are basically harmless and painless and are no cause for alarm. They are known [...]

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Age Spots & Melanoma

June 30, 2011

Age Spots & Melanoma Age spots are different from melanoma, although some melanoma comes as a result of age spots. While age spots, also known as liver spots, (it has nothing to do with the liver) are gotten from too much exposure of the skin to sunlight; melanoma is the most deadly and dangerous type [...]

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Seborrheic Keratosis & Curettage

June 29, 2011

Seborrheic Keratosis & Curettage Seborrheic Keratosis is a type of outgrowth that occurs on the skin mostly in people aged above forty. These types of outgrowths are not cancerous although they can be itchy, painful and and are classed as more of a cosmetic problem than a medical one. Seborrheic Keratosis or SKs are usually [...]

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Color Of Age Spots

June 28, 2011

Color Of Age Spots Age spots, also known as pigmentation or liver spots even though it has nothing to do with the liver. They are patches on the skin that develops naturally due to ageing as it is common in adults of 40 and above and it is accompanied with wrinkles as a sign of [...]

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Keratoses

June 26, 2011

Keratoses The main reason why most keratoses are considered to be dangerous is because they can cause some forms of skin cancer known as Squamous cell carcinoma. The risk of developing Squamous cell carcinoma from Keratosis may be higher than 15% depending on the rate of growth of the Keratosis as well as other factors [...]

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Vitamins For Liver Spots

June 25, 2011

Vitamins For Liver Spots Liver spots, also known as solar lentigo, are a result of long-term exposure to the sun and not as is sometimes thought, because of problems with the liver. Liver spots most often appear on areas of the skin consistently exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time. The spots are [...]

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Age Spots On The Scalp

June 24, 2011

Age Spots On The Scalp One would think that the word “Age Spots” as the name suggests is a kind of spot that one gets by attaining the age of 40 and above. On the contrary, an age spot is a kind of skin condition that is caused by sun damage due to excessive tanning [...]

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Is Seborrheic Keratosis Precancerous?

June 23, 2011

Is Seborrheic Keratosis Precancerous? Here, we will only focus on one of the many types of skin lesions and that is seborrheic keratosis. The term keratosis comes from its base word keratin – a naturally-occuring protein in the skin – which has the ability to overgrow. It usually varies from yellow, to brown and to [...]

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Age Spots & Hydroquinone

June 23, 2011

Age Spots & Hydroquinone The term hydroquinone is probably a familiar term for you, particularly if you are suffering from age spots or pigmentation problems of the skin. However, this may be the first time you have learned of this term if age spots or modifications in skin condition are not one of your troubles. [...]

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Keratosis & The Sun

June 22, 2011

Keratosis & The Sun An overview of Keratosis complications and the effect of sunlight Despite this being the twenty first century, there is still no cure for Keratosis. Neither is there a sort of miracle pill or a universally effective treatment method available. However, there are some very effective methods that can completely suppress this [...]

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