What is age hyperpigmentation?
Beautiful skin in adulthood. Old age spots, or as they are called in clinical practice – senile lentigines, are slightly pigmented plaques and spots with different pigmentation variations and sharp boundaries appearing on the cheeks, forehead and in the decollete zone.
People with increased skin pigmentation often experience significant psychological discomfort. It should be noted that pigmentation spots can occur on different parts of the body, but more often localized on the face, due to increased deposition in the epidermis of melanin.
Senile lentigo, or “flowers of old age” are pigmented spots that appear on the skin of people after 40-50 years. They are very similar to freckles, but even those who have been hiding from the sun all their lives and never sunbathed, still can easily get this spots.
Causes of age-related hyperpigmentation
Age-related pigmentation spots appearing on the face and on the body, often signal the violation of numerous metabolic processes in the body. It can be pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract, disruption in the work of the endocrine glands and in the work of the liver. Hyperpigmentation occurring in the mouth area is often an early sign of gastric or intestinal polyps.
However, very often in the old age, along with brown spots that arise from the accumulation of a large amount of melanin, plaques and spots of yellowish color are often found in clinical practice. This is a manifestation of xanthomatosis, a condition in which pigments associated with impaired fat metabolism (with excessive body weight and high cholesterol in the blood) are deposited in the skin.
Note: senile pigment spots should be constantly observed (so that they do not change in size and color), and with the slightest suspicion without delay, seek help from a specialist.
Very often hyperpigmentation of individual skin areas can be a consequence of exposure to direct sunlight. That is why in sunny days cosmetologists recommend using a sunscreen.
However, the age-related pigmentation spots that appear on the face can signal a lack of vitamins C and PP. They can easily be filled with sour fruits and berries, lemons and young greens (vitamin C), as well as beans, dates, prunes, white poultry meat, hard cheese, dried mushrooms, etc. (vitamin PP)
Note: Due to the fact that senile lentigines arise because of a variety of reasons, they must be combated both internally and externally.
Often, after taking measures to improve the liver pigmentation spots begin to turn pale, and even can disappear without a trace.