Dark Spot Remover Resource
Do you have dark spots that just won’t go away? Are you looking for information about dark spots and ways to rid yourself or someone close to you of them? Well you have come to the right place. As people who have suffered with dark spots we have created a resource to provide accurate information about them as well as a guide so you’ll be able to select a dark spot remover that will work the best for you.
The First thing to know about dark spots before being able to treat them is how they are caused. This can be one of the most important things to know or learn because it will allow you to prevent the re-occurrence of the spots and could prevent them altogether. Here we will go through the causes and options available to you when choosing a dark spot remover that way, the treatment does not affect the spots adversely and so the remover does not cause you more damage than the spots themselves.
What causes dark spots?
There are many causes of dark spots (hyper-pigmentation) and they range from being incorporated into a person’s genes all the way through to acne and sun exposure. While some dark spots are apparent on the skin at birth others appear over time as different factors are introduced to a person’s skin. All of these are caused by some form or another of the following: Skin disease, Genes, Ultraviolet light, Medications, Aging, Acne, Pregnancy, and other forms of disease such as Liver Disease. Skin pigmentation is commonly found on the face, shoulders, hands and legs.
Most forms of dark spots are not immediately life threatening however the causing factors may be in the cases where disease has caused them. Some dark spots on the skin can become cancerous however these spots are treated much differently and will look much darker and, most times, larger than one caused by acne or moderate sun exposure. If a spot is ever suspected of being cancerous it is highly recommended to seek a doctor’s council before seeking a dark spot remover to use. The Causes of dark spots and their proper names are listed below with a brief description.
- Melasma – Skin Discoloration in the form of dark irregular spots on the skin.
- Riehl Melanosis – A pigmentation that is generally received through contact.
- Poikiloderma of Civatte – Red brown patches on the skin.
- Erythromelanosis follicularis – Also Red brown spots on the skin.
- Linea Fusca – Dark spots or rings on the skin and face.
- Estrogens – The primary female hormones used to assist women in their cycles.
- Tetracyclinas – Medications used to treat some skin infection and acne.
- Amidarone – Used to treat patients experiencing life threatening heart rhythm issues.
- Phenytoin – Medication used to treat patients experiencing seizures.
- Phenothiazines – An organic antihistamine used to treat allergies.
- Sulfonamides – Used to treat bacterial infections, effectively, inside the body.
- Ultraviolet light – (aka-sunburn) contains UV rays which can cause dark spots on the skin.
- Solar Lentigo – Also known as “freckles” caused by UV rays from the sun.
- Ephelides – Another form of freckles cause by the sun’s rays.
- Aging – Aging creates dark spots from exposure to the sun and other factors.
- Genes – Certain genes give pigmentation to the skin from birth or later in life.
- Pregnancy – Can create dark spots or lines on the skin.
- Liver disease – Causes skin discoloration as well as dark spots on the skin.
95% of dark spots on the skin are not life threatening and can be treated. Again if you feel a dark spot on your skin may be cancerous or life threatening a doctor’s council is highly recommended. Once you have received confirmation the areas of skin are not cancerous or life threatening treatment can then be sought.
Dark spots or hyper-pigmentation is treatable and we have come a long way in the development of those treatments. While most treatments are now made very safe and available, there was a time when you could obtain certain medications or applications without a prescription where today a prescription is required.
The treatments that now require a prescription to obtain contain Hydroquinone which has now been found to be carcinogenic. Products containing Hydroquinone are treatments that effectively remove dark spots from the skin but they should never be used without a doctor’s direction as they can cause cancer.
Not only has Hydroquinone become a means not typically used in the treatment of dark spots on the skin but there are now many treatments that are just as effective available over the counter today. Along with over the counter treatments there are also many home remedies for dark spots that are very effective in their removal.
Treatments for hyper-pigmentation and dark spots on the skin vary from creams and topical solutions to laser treatment for dark spots to items found right in your kitchen. Generally, when using these solutions there is a process or regimen that needs to be followed for them to be effective and for the desired effects to be achieved.
While most of the treatments available over the counter come with directions on how to use their products most creams and topical solutions are applied for a time ranging from 10-15 minutes and then are removed. Some products are also left on the skin throughout the day or night and are not required to be removed in any specific amount of time. Home remedies for dark spots can typically be left on for any amount of time and are most effective with more time however, most are not known to be the most attractive when left on throughout the day.
Overall when choosing a dark spot remover it is recommended to look into the product you decide on to be completely sure this is the method you will choose. Many of the home remedies for dark spots are completely natural and carry no risk associated with them except for the occasional skin or food allergy. Over the counter products and their ingredients, while very effective, should also be carefully considered as they may contain elements that you could be allergic to.
We hope to provide you with a valuable resource in the treatment of dark spots and more in-depth information on products and home remedies for dark spots is available on some of our other pages. These pages are located at the top and sides of this page and we hope you will visit them as well.