Also called solar lentigines, age spots are flat spots on the skin and can be gray, black or brown in colour. They are the most common signs of ageing, but they can even affect young individuals before the age of 40 years.
Age spots vary in size and colour and mostly appear in the areas that are frequently exposed to the sun such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms.Age spots are harmless, but appear like cancerous growths and are mostly ruled out as signs of skin cancer.
Age spots are harmless but should be distinguished from skin cancer. If you are distressed by the appearance of age spots, below are some solutions:
In all the above treatments sun protection is advised.
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