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Skin Cancer or Age Spots? How to Tell the Difference

With age, cumulative exposure to UV radiation increases…and so does the likelihood of skin changes. Sun damage often causes hyperpigmentation that is completely harmless (even if aesthetically displeasing to your eye). However, sometimes areas of hyperpigmentation can be an indication of skin cancer. Here’s how to tell the difference.

What Is an Age Spot?

An age spot is an Continue reading Skin Cancer or Age Spots? How to Tell the Difference

How to Remove Dark Spots that Aren’t on Your Face

Hyperpigmentation is a term that refers to any darkened spot on your skin caused by the overproduction of melanin, a brown skin pigment. Hyperpigmentation is often caused by UV exposure, leaving spots of uneven skin tones like age spots and freckles. Sun-induced hyperpigmentation is usually treated topically with skin brighteners, like Hale CosmeceuticalsSB-7. However, some types of hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots on the neck, armpits and other skin folds, may be the result of systemic issues and do not respond effectively to topical treatment. Continue reading How to Remove Dark Spots that Aren’t on Your Face