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 ageing, there by making the skin to look older than it really is. It also develops due to long and regular exposure of the skin to the sunlight. It is usually brown or grey in color. Sometimes it can be reddish or yellowish in color. It is usually small and flat and can be seen on the face, hand, shoulders, neck, legs and any other part of the body that is exposed to the sun. it is assumed that fair skinned people are likely to have age spots more than dark skinned people but in reality both skin color and all skin types can get age spots if skin is exposed to sun or they are up to 40years and above because as we grow older, the melanin pigment, which is responsible for the color of the skin that the body produces reduces with age.
The color of age spots is very important because it helps differentiate it from other body marks and spots that look like age spots such as birth marks, skin diseases and cancer, moles, seborrheic keratoses. Age spots can be removed and the color will completely vanish if the right treatment is used. Age spots do not change color, the color that appears with the first sighting of an age spot is what will remain until it is treated and removed so if the color changes before it is treated then it may no longer be an age spot but skin cancer. On the other hand, when you are removing age spots with a bleaching or skin lighting cream, the color of the spots fades away and the area where it was formed becomes lighter than other parts of the skin because of the cream or chemical that is used but if the color does not fade away, it is important to see a doctor and have it examined to be sure it is not a skin cancer.
No matter what the color of an age spot is either black or brown or red or yellow, it is not permanent. It is indeed harmless and not painful to remove, it will vanish or clear if treated properly and with the right cream for your skin type, as most times sun spots are as a result of using the wrong cosmetics, however it is still advisable to see a skin doctor, who will properly examine it.