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Dark Spots – What You Need to Know

Dark spots, age spots, liver spots are a result of hyperpigmentation and can happen at any age, and due to a wide variety of causes. The cause of dark spots is the excessive secretion of melanin. And this overproduction can be triggered by several reasons including the Sun, hormones, and even age.

- Usually self-diagnosable
- Imaging and lab tests are not required
- Affects both men and women
- Can be because of a wide range of reasons

Productive cough which throws up phlegm or mucus out from the lungs.

Non-productive cough which does not produce phlegm.

Persistent dry cough can cause some very serious problems in women such as the urinary incontinence.

Symptoms

Some Symptoms to look out for are the appearance of black or brown spots on the skin. These spots are usually oval-shaped and flat. And are more common in areas that are exposed to the direct rays of the Sun - face, arms, neck, and shoulders.

Treatment

Self-care
Use of sunscreen whenever going out in the sun
Applying lemon juice to lighten the area
Applying aloe vera, ACV, buttermilk, vitamin E oil, castor oil, and cucumber can also help

Medications
Although, beaching creams are used to treat dark spots, they contain hydroquinone or retinoids, and must be used only if prescribed by a healthcare professional.

Specialists
Chemical peels, laser treatment, microdermabrasion or cryosurgery are often recommended by doctors. Talk to an mfine expert to know what the correct line of treatment for your dark spots is, as it depends on the underlying cause.

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