Age spots, also known as solar lentigines or liver spots, are small, flat discoloration of the skin area that is grey or brown. Age spots are more commonly seen on the sun exposed skin of face, neck, hands and chest. Age spots are not caused by ageing, rather by sun damage. They are more common in fairer skin individuals. Many treatments are available at our clinic to get rid of them.What are the causes of age spots?
Age spots occur mainly due to unprotected sun exposure over many years. When the skin is exposed to sunlight, there is an overproduction of melanin leading to age spots. These are usually harmless and don’t require any treatment apart from cosmetic reasons. However, if there is some sudden change in colour or size of any of these, it needs to be investigated for skin cancer.Which age group is usually affected?
Age spots are more common in older population as these are a result of cumulative sun damage over many years. They can also occur in younger individuals who are more frequently out in the sun and don’t use any sun protection.
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