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Curaderm for Sunspots & Keratosis

Curaderm - BEC5 for Sunspots and Keratosis

If you are experiencing the dry, patchy, reddened skin of keratosis or hyper-pigmented sun spots, it is time to take action. By addressing the keratosis problem early you can prevent the development of a more advanced stage of cancer. By choosing Curaderm-BEC5, there is no need to sacrifice your skin to painful surgery, toxic chemicals or expensive treatments.

Actinic Keratosis

An actinic keratosis (AK), also known as a solar keratosis, is a small, rough spot occurring on skin that has been chronically exposed to the sun. Actinic keratoses generally measure in size between 2 to 6 millimeters in diameter (between the size of a pencil point to that of an eraser). They are usually reddish in color and often have a white scale on top.

In addition to feeling rough, actinic keratoses may feel sore or painful when fingers or clothing rub against them.

Those who develop actinic keratoses tend to be fair-skinned people who have spent a lot of time outdoors at work or at play over the course of many years. Their skin often becomes wrinkled, mottled, and discolored from sun exposure.

Common locations for actinic keratoses are the face, scalp, back of the neck, upper chest, as well as the tops of the hands and forearms. Men are more likely to develop AKs on top of the ears, whereas women's hairstyles often protect this area.

Actinic keratoses are precancerous (premalignant), which means they can develop into skin cancer. However, relatively few of them actually become cancers, a process that typically takes years. When a malignant change does occur, the cancer is called a squamous cell carcinoma.

When patients are diagnosed with this condition, they often say: "But I never go out in the sun!" The explanation is that it takes many years or even decades for these keratoses to develop. Typically, the predisposing sun exposure may have occurred many years ago. Short periods of sun exposure do not generally either produce AKs or transform them into skin cancers.

The best treatment for an AK is prevention. For light-skinned individuals, this means minimizing their sun exposure. By the time actinic keratoses develop, however, the relevant radiation is often so far in the past that prudent preventive measures play a relatively small role.

( Source: MedicineNet.com)

Age Spots

Age spots are also called sun spots and liver spots. Age spots are harmless brown flat spots that are commonly found on sun-exposed skin. They usually don't appear until middle-age and occur in all nearly all skin types. Age spots are collections of a pigment (called melanin) that have accumulated in the top layer of the skin (the epidermis). Unlike freckles, which darken in the summer and fade in the winter, age spots do not fade.

Age spots are flat and vary in size from a small pea to a dime. They usually are somewhat round and have irregular borders. They are found on chronically sun-exposed areas such as the shoulders, upper back, face, forearms, and the back of hands.

Age spots increase with age and with increased sun exposure. They are more common in people who freckle and who burn easily. It is important to know that if you've had enough sun to develop age spots, you have a higher risk of developing skin cancer.

Age spots have no associated symptoms. However, if any of your age spots are changing or getting bigger, you may need further evaluation by your physician to rule out pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions.

Your physician can usually diagnose age spots based on their appearance. It is very important to distinguish age spots from melanoma (a form of skin cancer) which can look similar. Let your doctor know if a particular age spot is growing or changing. Sometimes, your physician may need to perform a biopsy to rule out skin cancer.

The best treatment for age spots is prevention. The key to preventing age spots is sun avoidance and daily sunscreen use. For example, you won’t find age spots on your inner thigh because of minimal or no sun exposure.

( Source: Dermanetwork.org)

Surgical removal of lesions can be painful and leave undesirable cosmetic results. Standard topical applications consist of toxic chemicals and can lead to painful and unsightly skin for weeks. Curaderm-BEC5 is the natural, easy, and economical solution for the treatment of keratoses and sun spots that results in healthy skin and leaves little or no scarring.

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