Aftercare for age spots
After the removal of age spots, it is particularly important to ensure adequate sun protection; depending on the procedure used, this should be intensified for weeks to months or, if possible, one should try not to expose oneself to direct sunlight at all.
In order to prevent the formation of age spots, regular application of sun protection creams with a high sun protection factor and avoiding intensive, long-term exposure of the skin to the sun is suitable. In addition, one should pay attention to a healthy, balanced diet that includes sufficient antioxidants. It also makes sense to eliminate risk factors such as alcohol and nicotine consumption to prevent premature skin aging. However, all these measures cannot completely prevent their occurrence. You can find useful information here: Skin Aging
Age spots on the face
Since the skin around the face is one of the areas of the body that is most exposed to sunlight in the course of a lifetime, age spots are particularly common here. In contrast to most other parts of the body, the face is not protected by clothing (at most a little when wearing a hat). In addition, age spots on the face are most often perceived as annoying and women in particular often wish to get rid of them.
In the case of age spots on the face, a regular examination of the skin by a doctor should also be carried out. In addition to these harmless skin phenomena, malignant spots or growths can also occur as a result of sunlight, whereby it is often not possible for a layperson to distinguish them from harmless age spots with certainty. Age spots on the face are often perceived as particularly annoying, as they usually catch the eye of the person opposite and are perceived by the person affected as a blemish.
In order to get rid of age spots on the face, basically all possible methods for the removal of age spots can be considered. The most widespread treatment is also a laser treatment of the face. Here, special care must be taken to protect the eyes, which is usually made possible by wearing special glasses.
Removal can also be done by cold treatment or by scraping under local anaesthetic. Since the removal of age spots on the face is a cosmetic procedure, the costs are not normally covered by statutory health insurance. Once age spots on the face have developed, they can no longer be removed even with household remedies.
However, there are some recommendations that should be followed to counteract an increase in skin symptoms. The most important measure is skin protection. Excessive exposure to the sun should be avoided, especially at lunchtime.
It is also important to use sunscreen regularly. A hat or cap can also provide protection from the UV light responsible for age spots. A common household remedy for age spots on the face are acids such as lemon juice or apple vinegar. Applied to the face every evening, they are said to reduce the appearance of the skin. However, as with most household remedies, there is no evidence of the effectiveness of these measures and too much can do more harm than good.