What is Lentigines?

March 12 23:14 2019 Print This Article

It is defined as a disorder in which there is a formation of brown spots on the face. It may also appear on the body. It occurs as a result of over exposure to the sun. As the process of aging begins than the skin becomes more and more prone to injury by sun. The skin has a melanin pigment which has the ability to absorb the sun light and play a role in the protection of skin from ultra violet rays. But as the process of aging goes on than the ability of skin to counter act with the ultra violet rays decreases and so age spots are formed.

What are the causes of Lentigines?

It includes the different types of Lentigines. They can be age spots which are also known as solar lentigos and freckles which are also known as ephiledes. The skin has a melanin pigment which has the ability to absorb the sun light and play a role in the protection of skin from ultra violet rays. It has cells known as melanocytes. The sun has the ability to injure these cells in the outer layer of skin and form spots.

The cells present in the epidermis are skin cells that form the skin layer which is dead. They also form the keratin that protects from the external forces. The protection from the sun is provided by 10 percent of melanocytes which forms the pigment and transfers it to the skin cells. The people who have no melanin pigment they do not have protection from the sun rays. The body of an individual with no melanin does react abnormally. So, it can lead to freckles and brown spots.

How Lentigines can be diagnosed?

It includes the use of visual examination and a patient history.

How Lentigines can be treated?

One must identify the cause for it and must act against it. Lasers have proved to be quite effective in this case.

How Lentigines can be prevented?

It includes the avoidance of any irritating factor. One must avoid alcohol, tobacco and cigarette smoking. It includes the avoidance of sun. It also includes the protection from sun. One must make use of sun glasses, hats and sun screen creams so that the age spots can be prevented. Most of the sun damage occurs when we drive and the windows of the car protect us from the ultra violet B rays not from the ultra violet A rays.

The ultra violet B rays may cause burns but the ultra violet A rays cause damage and aging of the skin. So, in the car windows the protection from ultra violet A rays must be done. It can be tinted or as a clear form. So, these can help to prevent the occurrence of age spots.

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