A Guide to Reducing Age Spots with Light Therapy
As most of us age, we usually get small, flat dark areas on the skin called age spots or sun spots. These spots vary in size and usually appear on areas exposed to light like the face, shoulders, and arms.
Age spots can definitely be prevented by avoiding sun exposure, and by proper skincare. However, if this is not possible, eg. you enjoy the outdoors or work under the sun, there are a number of ways to reduce the appearance of age spots.
In this article, we discuss how light therapy can be utilized to prevent and reduce the appearance of age spots.
What causes age spots?
There are different causes on how a person can get age spots. Most commonly, is sun exposure. Sometimes diet, skincare, and genetics come into play with the appearance of these dark skin spots.
Although an eyesore, sunspots are harmless. They are noncancerous and don’t pose any risk to your health or require treatment unless you’re looking to remove them for cosmetic reasons.
Read: Sunspots begone! LED Therapy for Sunspots
Red light therapy for Age spots
Red light therapy (RLT) aims to solve skin issues by using low wavelength red light. Many experts believe that it can help with issues such as skin conditions, scarring, and signs of aging — including wrinkles and age spots. There is some evidence to back up many of these claims, but RLT is no miracle cure.
Red Light Therapy targets to solve age spots and other skin issues by using low wavelength red light which promotes collagen production and thus produces new skin cells. A lot of skin experts suggest that it can help with scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.
Read: What to know about Red Light Therapy by Medical News Today
Make Light Therapy a regular part of your routine
Age spots can be caused by several different factors including skincare, diet, sun exposure, and genetics. While all these determine the appearance of age spots, you can still prevent them with consistent use of Red Light Therapy.
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