What are Age Spots?
Sunspots / Brown Spots / Liver Spots / Lentigos
These are flat, oval patches of pigmented skin. These are generally result of sun damage, hormones or genetics. The UVA sunlight stimulates your pigment cells that in turn produce, ‘melanin’; pigment responsible for tan and also the dark spots.
Though the most common color of this patch is brown, it can also be red or dark brown/black. As lot other skin related issues, these are also not harmful but patients choose to get these patches treated for aesthetic purposes. Specially when these occurs on face.
Age spots usually occur in adults over 40, but younger people can also get them if they spend a lot of time in the sun.