Hyperpigmentation and Photo Aged Skin
Seeing spots? Too much time in the sun and Father Time tend to create discoloration in the skin along with fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of tone. Prevention and correction is the name of the game if this is you.
Dark spots on the skin, also called hyperpigmentation or liver spots, are a common skin problem, especially beginning in middle-age where the skin’s natural aging process triggers melanin overproduction. The excess pigment collects, forming spots of gray, brown and black discoloration on the skin. There are also a variety of conditions that may cause dark spots to develop such as some type of trauma to the skin, especially infections like acne, certain medications, and sun exposure.
In addition, men are seeing very high rates of skin cancer, particularly basil cell carcinoma. Studies show melanoma is also on the rise with 39,000 new cases each year in men – that’s 10,000 more than women. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in men over the age of 50.