Age spots

Age spots are flat,brown, gray,or black spots on the skin. They usually occur on areas exposed to the sun.

These are caused by an excess production of melanin. You are most likely to develop age spots on the areas of your skin that receive the most sun exposure, including:

.your face

.the back of your hands

.your shoulders

.your forearms

How to treat age spots?

Medical procedures for age spots include:

.laser treatment to destroy the cells that produce melanin.

.chemical peeling to burn the outer layer of your skin, allowing new skin to grow in its place.

.dermabrasion, which sands off the outer layers of the skin so new skin comes up.

Always wear sunscreen after treatment to protect your healing skin from UV damage.