Lentigines, solar  Treatment in Hyderabad

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Age spots on shoulder and back
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Age spots are small, flat, dark areas on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear in sun-exposed areas such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. Age spots are also known as sunspots, liver spots, and sun lentigines.

Age spots are very common in adults over 50, but younger people can get them if they spend time in the sun.

symptoms

Age spots:

The reasons

Age spots are caused by overactive pigment cells. Ultraviolet (UV) light speeds up the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives skin its color. Age spots appear on skin that has been exposed to the sun for years when melanin clumps or is produced in high concentrations.

The use of tanning lamps and commercial beds can also cause age spots.

Risk factors

You are more likely to develop age spots if you:

prevention

Follow these tips to prevent age spots and new spots after treatment, and to limit sun exposure:

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