"Dr. Fairfield, are these age spots? Help! Make them go away!" This is something I've heard from my clients forever. Fortunately, now there are effective treatments to fade, or even abolish, these unsightly darkened blotches that appear on the face and the backs of hands.
(PRWEB) September 3, 2008 -- Leading Cosmetic Dermatologist James Fairfield, MD has just released another in a series of free articles on his web site. Age Spots: Spotting the Best Treatments to Fade Skin Discoloration is available for immediate download at www.cmderm.com.
Unsightly darkened blotches that turn up on your face and the backs of your hands -- eek, age spots! What to do? Dr. James Fairfield talks about the latest cosmetic dermatology treatments for skin discoloration -- microdermabrasion, broad-spectrum light and later treatments -- explaining how they fade out age spots and describing their side benefits.
First, though, Fairfield emphasizes the importance of protecting your skin from solar radiation. "Sun damage definitely causes skin pigment cells to go wonky," Fairfield says, "and that brings on the age spots," along with the other damage it wreaks. So protective clothing and the right sunscreen (with an SPF of at least 30, and for blocking both UVA and UVB radiation) are essential. "Invest in some great hats," Fairfield recommends.
But even the most diligent sun-avoider may develop age spots - the tendency to get them can be in your genes. Among the treatments that modern cosmetic dermatology has to offer, two types are particularly effective. The first works through mechanical removal of surface skin cells, and the second uses light energy to penetrate to the middle layer of skin.
The leading mechanical treatment for age spots is microdermabrasion, using
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