Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) May 3, 2010
Everyone knows it. Age spots on our skin make us appear many years older than our true ages. In preparation for summer, dermatologist Joshua Fox, M.D., says there are many treatments available to reduce or remove these age spots, helping us to look years younger.
Age spots are flat, light or dark brown marks that develop on the skin as we age. They appear mainly on areas exposed most to the sun, including the face, hands, shoulders and arms. Dr. Fox says that age spots, more correctly called lentigines, are caused by overexposure to the sun, which damages skin. Often, once you start to see age spots, he says, youll also see other signs of sun damage including deep wrinkles, dry rough skin, fine red veins and thinner, more translucent-looking skin.
Typically considered to affect people over age 40, younger people who spend a great deal of time in the sun may see age spots too. While true age spots are harmless, they may resemble cancerous growths, says Dr. Fox. For that reason, if you start to see age spots on your skin, ask your dermatologist to look at them to make sure they are not suspicious, adds Dr. Fox.
If you notice any new mark on your skin, or if an existing mark has any changes in color or shape, your doctor will determine if it is cancerous or something to be concerned about, Dr. Fox says. He explains that melanoma is the most dangerous of all skin cancer types, resulting in over 80,000 cases per year. The good news, he adds, is that most brown spots are not harmful and can be removed or easily treated to improve the skins appearance and make you look younger.
Once your doctor has ruled out skin cancer, there are several different home remedies and in-office treatments that can help reduce or remove the age spots, Dr. Fox says.
Once age spots have developed, Dr. Fox says, they can attempt to be lightened safely with skin-bleaching lotions and creams that can be purchased in department stores, drug stores and online. However, Dr. Fox adds that this typically only results in a small improvement. Successful treatment needs to penetrate the topmost layer of skin where the extra pigment is located, so the products must be used regularly over several weeks or months before noticeable results occur. When choosing a nonprescription fade cream, choose one that contains hydroquinone, deoxyarbutin, glycolic acid or kojic acid.
If these over-the-counter products dont do enough to reduce the spots, and Dr. Fox adds that most people do not get satisfactory results from these lotions and creams, your dermatologist has an arsenal of other treatments that do a great job of reducing or removing age spots, Dr. Fox says, listing the top six in-office treatments.
Prescription creams. Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone, used alone or with retinoids and a mild steroid, when used regularly, may partially fade age spots over time.
Q-Switched Lasers. Laser treatments performed in your dermatologists office can remove sun spots, brown spots and liver spots. These treatments work by being very specific for brown color and selectively removing the lesions.
Microdermabrasion. In this procedure, the skin is sanded with a special instrument to lessen the age spot. This procedure helps to strengthen and rejuvenate aging skin, and may even help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Cryosurgery. This procedure uses liquid nitrogen to freeze skin tissue and remove age spots.
Chemical Peel. Chemical peels are a powerful treatment that not only help reduce and remove age spots, but can also strengthen the skin to boost collagen production. A chemical peel involves applying an acid, which burns the outer layer of your skin. As the skin peels, new skin forms to take its place.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation Fraxel and Pixel. A popular cosmetic treatment, Fraxel is a powerful resurfacing laser treatment that smoothes and rejuvenates the skin, removes age spots and reduces the appearance of fine lines. Pixel is a more powerful resurfacing laser which also treats some of the deeper lines.
Dr. Fox adds that prevention, or reducing exposure to the sun, is the best way to reduce the likelihood of getting age spots. Wear sunscreen all the time on all areas of exposed skin, no matter what the weather or season. If you must be in the sun, even in winter, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (which blocks both UVA and UVB rays) with an SPF of at least 15.
While aging does cause a host of changes to our bodies, our skin doesnt have to make us look or feel old, says Dr. Fox. A consultation with your dermatologist can help you identify the right treatment for you that will reduce or even remove age spots and leave you feeling and looking younger, adds Dr. Fox.
About Dr. Fox: Joshua L. Fox, M.D., F.A.A.D., earned his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed an internship at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, followed by a three-year dermatology residency at the New York University School of Medicine. A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Fox is a leading authority in the field of dermatology, with an expertise in skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and laser procedures. He is the founder and director of Advanced Dermatology, P.C. of New York and New Jersey and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery and is a spokesman for both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
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(PRWEB) February 8, 2011
A panel of film experts including Sam Mendes (Director of American Beauty), Wes Anderson (Director of Fantastic Mr Fox) and actress Sally Hawkins (Made in Dagenham)
have selected the 1970s steamy gothic thriller Dont Look Now as the Best British Film of all time, beating the likes of popular British movies such as Trainspotting and Four Weddings and a Funeral to the top spot.
The panel of 150 selected experts, which included directors, actors, heads of major cultural organisations and critics, was assembled by Time Out film editor Dave Calhoun. Each panellist nominated their 10 favourite British films which were then compiled to create a definitive list of Time Outs 100 Best British Films.
Speaking about the selection as the Best British Film, Dont Look Nows director Nicolas Roeg commented Well, its all very exciting indeed. He continued Its almost forty years since I made the film now. Its some time since I last saw it, but I see clips when I introduce it at festivals and it reminds me of that time and making it in Venice with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.
Apart from the surprising ending of the film, one of the films most famous moments was the steamy love scene between Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland which Roeg believes helps todays audiences connect with the film. Roeg told Time Out: Sex, whether you like it or not, is the prime force of life. There is no other reason to be here. For me, sex is very rarely rude. Its a fresh thing. I think people secretly connected to Dont Look Now. Maybe thats why, after all this time, people see the film more clearly. When it came out, audiences were less used to it. That scene wouldve been like someone bursting out of a cupboard and shouting Boo!.
The top 10 from Time Outs 100 Best British Films
Im allergic to ticks and fleas I dont have animals but if anyone has animals i get spots on my skin?
Question by ♥ ♥: Im allergic to ticks and fleas I dont have animals but if anyone has animals i get spots on my skin?
Do anyone know how i can stop this from happening. These are people i dont even know my skin has red spots on it from tick /flea bites
It is fleas and ticks i can feel them biting me. I dont get these reactions unless someone been around a dog or cat that is infested with fleas/ticks
Answer by TKS
Fleas and ticks don’t jump from pets to people. They stay on the pet. It sounds like you are allergic to cats and dogs. You can try taking an antihistimine.
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Question by sleepybrain: light red spots on skin that don’t itch?
so i just got out of the shower, and i find these really faint red spots all over my stomach and chest area. they dont itch or burn. what is this? why is my skin like this?
Answer by pazza
i get this too but i have no idea what it is
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Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) February 06, 2012
For many Canadians a session on an ice rink means trying to protect their feet against the pain caused by their skates.
Bescot Healthcare hope that with the use of their product ReSkin, seeing skaters digging into their kit bag for a fresh bandage or seen cringing while trying to remove industrial or hockey tape from around a foot will be a thing of the past. All the while on the ice, skaters are hoping that their bandage will stay on long enough to protect the feet from blistering, and that the tape will not remove too much skin when it is pulled off.
Most people know exactly where the blistering or chafing from their footware will occur, with the top of the foot (“lace bite” or “lace rash”), ankles, and heels are the most likely areas to be affected. This is due to the friction caused by just the slightest movements of the foot rubbing in an inflexible skate or boot especially when turning, pushing off, or stopping.
Relief, fortunately, is already here. For the first time last summer, avid runners started to use a new product called ReSkin to protect themselves from blisters. This re-usable bandage should now also be considered for the similar friction caused by skates or ski boots.
ReSkin is the first truly washable and re-usable bandage. It uses a unique combination of a Lycra weave material with a soft silicone-based adhesive, meaning the bandage combines a material that is cut-able, flexible and washable with an adhesive that can re-stick even after a number of uses. This new solution for comfortable hockey feet can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix and in select Source for Sport stores across Canada, or on-line at http://www.ReSkin.ca.
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What do have to do to get clean skin??????????? Please help its really bothering me i dont have clear skin?
Question by : What do have to do to get clean skin??????????? Please help its really bothering me i dont have clear skin?
I have oily, scaly, blackhead skin pimples everywhere even on my penis Please help i cant take it anymore i feel like killing myself. I want to walk down the street with confedence and charisma and have girls looking at me like damn. Please help and please dont tell me water, im flipping aquaman over here!!!!!!!
Answer by Tainted
Well the first thing I was gonna say was water. But you also have to look at what you are eating. Are you stressed out? Stress can do it too. And you should probably try to go to a dermatologist to see if you can get something to help. Also go to the doctor to see if you are allergic to anything you are eating. I hope that helps
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