Sunspots, age spots, and wrinkles, often attributed to aging, are in fact secondary to sun damage. It’s difficult to avoid the intense sun rays at all times and prevent the formation of the ensuing bothersome symptoms on our bodies.
Freckles, on the other hand, can start on children from as young as 1 or 2, and generally stay with you for life. But go in the sun and more can seem to pop up, and they become a richer and darker version. It seems people’s reactions to freckles are a bit like Marmite, ‘you either love it or hate it’. Once it was fashionable to have a golden sun kissed tan on your skin, then fashionable to have porcelain white skin…now it’s freckle free skin
What are Freckles?
Freckles (also known as ephelides) are multiple, flat, circular spots which develop over sun-exposed surfaces, particularly the cheeks, nose, upper shoulders, and arm. The spots develop due to an increase in the amount of melanin, a dark pigment, in cells called melanocytes. Freckles are always darker than the surrounding skin and may be red, yellow, light brown or dark brown. They are prominent in summer but fade considerably or disappear in winter. Fair-skinned people, especially those with red hair, have an inherited predisposition for them. The prominence of freckles is related to sun exposure—sunburn makes them bigger and darker. Freckles caused by sunburn have irregular jagged borders and commonly appear on the upper back and shoulders where people get their most severe sunburns. There is no permanent cure for freckles; however, several safe and effective methods are available to help lighten or reduce their appearance. Sun avoidance and sun protection may help to suppress their appearance.
What are Sun Spots and Age Spots?
Sunspots, also known as age spots or liver spots are harmless, large, flat, grey, brown, freckle-like circular spots, often with irregular borders. They vary in size from as small as a pea to as large as a nickel. Unlike freckles, these spots tend to persist and do not fade or darken with the seasons. Sunspots are common in those with fair skin but are frequently seen in those who tan easily or have naturally dark skin. Although these spots appear on the skin of older adults, age spots, or liver spots have little to do with aging or the liver. They develop slowly over time and get bigger as our skin produces excess melanin (pigment) in response to overexposure to sunlight. It is for this reason that these spots usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms—areas of the body most exposed to the sun.
How can Sure Aesthetics help?
The Revlite Laser Skin Revitalisation or Revlite Laser Peel will help tremendously. Team it up with a Light and Bright Peel to boost your results even more and lighten those freckles. Now in the winter is the perfect time to treat whilst there is no sun about.
Have a look on the link below to see this trend in the Daily mail, plus see the Revlite is the chosen choice for this treatment.
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