Age spots are a collection of pigments caused by over exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays resulting in an abnormal concentration of melanin in the skin.
They can also be the result of bruising and most common in men and women over the age of 55. Damage can also be caused when the body is unable to fight the free radicals in the environment. This happens when a person does not consume enough antioxidants in their diet.
They can appear anywhere on the body, from the hands to the face. Age spots are a constant reminder that our skin has seen better days. So when an age spot becomes too difficult to hide, or the spot is in a less desirable area, although these marks or spots are usually harmless, their appearance can cause concern enough to seek treatment or removal.
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