Prophylaxis | Age spots on the face


Most people use sunscreen, if at all, on holiday when the sunlight is particularly high. But even during the transition months, even in Central Europe, the sun’s rays can be so strong that UV exposure can damage the skin for years. Fortunately, age spots are mostly benign changes, but in many cases these could have been prevented by the continuous use of UV-protective sunscreen.

Avoiding direct sunlight can further reduce the risk of developing age spots. Especially if you have a very light skin type which is particularly susceptible to the development of pigmentary changes, it is important to take precautionary measures at an early stage. As the occurrence of age spots could also be linked to the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes, it is recommended not to take these substances in order to prevent age spots.

As the causes for the appearance of age spots are in many cases also risk factors for the development of malignant changes in the skin, it is doubly recommended to prevent the appearance of the pigment changes. Age spots are benign pigmentary discolorations which occur mainly at an advanced age. They preferably occur on skin areas which are frequently exposed to sunlight.

Here you will get to the topic: Age spotsAge spots are benign pigment changes of the skin. They occur more frequently in advanced age and are most noticeable on the hands. Sunlight plays an important role in the appearance of age spots.

Here you will get to the topic: Age spots on the handAgeing spots are a natural skin phenomenon that appear especially at an advanced age. Many people find these pigment deposits disturbing and look for ways to remove them. Here you will get to the topic: Removing age spots