Age Spots

Liver spots, freckles, and age spots are names used to indicate brown spots on the skin caused by sun damage. Age spots are labeled solar lentigos by dermatologists. As a person ages, his or her exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun accumulates over time. The damage done by these rays to the surface of the skin results in a change in the color of the pigment, producing dark spots. These darker areas have nothing to do with the liver or the age of a person but are the result of spending time in the sun.

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