Age Spots (Lentigo)

Age spots are more likely to appear on people whose lifestyle exposes them to the sun. Over time, the skin loses its ability to repair itself after sun exposure and the spots appear.

Symptoms 

Age spots appear most often where the skin is repeatedly exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, neck, exposed scalp, and arms. Age spots can mimic cancerous growth; however a dermatology provider can differentiate between cancerous lesions and benign age spots, and recommend the appropriate steps to address your concerns.

 

elderly hands covered in age spots.

Treatments

  • Prescription topical agents 
  • Intensed Pulsed Light Treatment

The best way to avoid age spots is to keep the skin from becoming overexposed to the sun by covering it with clothing or using a sunscreen with an appropriate SPF.

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elderly woman with age spots.

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