I am 55 and during the past one year dozens of “age spots” have appeared on the backs of both my hands. They were not there before so why now? I am wondering about the root cause of the occurance and if there are any natural support protocols for them? Any feedback will be appreciated. Thanks
"Age spots" are usually from sun damage. From what I understand, the damage quite often goes deep into all the layers of skin and can come to the surface from time to time.
You can have the spots lasered, which is quite expensive; you could see a doctor for a 4% hydroquinone (2% is standard but doesn't work for most people) prescription, which you'd rub into the spots each day; or you could try some of the over the counter fading products. I've heard Obagi is good, although overpriced. Also, I've heard Murad products are good for fading. All the major drugstore brands, such as Olay and Aveeno, claim they have fading products, but I don't believe they do anything. If you really want them gone, I'd say to either have them lasered or try the hydroquinone.
I am 60 and also have seen the age spots appear on my hands and a few on my face. I asked my dematologist about them and he said it is a combination of sun exposure and your genetic makeup. I bought Neutrogena Anti Wrinkle Cream, just for any help it could give me, and it seems to minimize the spots...
I'm 55 too, and the damn things are popping out like mushrooms after a rainstorm. Hands, arms and legs. My dermatologist just shrugs and says not to worry, they're harmless, but keep an eye on them in case they change color. It's bad enough all my joints are getting creaky, now these things!
Im 28 and I have age spots! they are on my forehead, not my hands etc yet...I think its due to too many years in the sun as a child anyone know any good ways to reduce them? I heard lemon juice fades them - not sure though.
My dermatologist took some moles off my back. He noticed my husbands
hands with age spots. He said, you really don't need to keep these, and
zapped them with the freezing stuff. They disappeared in a few days &
never returned. Same stuff he took my moles off with. Maybe age spots
are related to moles if your dermatologist said just watch them to see
if they change. Don't understand why that dermatologist didn't remove
your age spots. I'd have it done if I wanted to. Good luck, Seal1964
I have some of these popping up on my arms, chest, and shoulders.. small, brown.. but I also have some teeny red ones, and I thought they were something else.. but my Lyme doctor told me they were also age spots. I didn't know they could be red?
edited to add.. I've only just turned 33. (And have been pretty careful over the last 10 yrs w/regard to sunblock)
Last edited by datgrlstef; 09-01-2007 at 01:16 PM.