Flat, tan, brown, or black spots on the skin that occur with increasing age. They vary in size and commonly appears on face, hands, neck, forearms.
Dark spots on the skin, occur mostly on sun-exposed areas such as face, neck and hands.
Overexposure to UV light from the sun rays causes excessive production of melanin which in turn causes age spots.
Diagnosis involves a physical examination of the skin.
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Can usually be self-diagnosed
- Doesn’t require lab test or imaging
- Can last several years or be lifelong
- Common for ages 50 and older
- Family history may increase likelihood
Prescription bleaching creams: Lighten spots.
Retinoids: Fade spots.
→ Questions to ask your doctor
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