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Age spots and sun discolouration

What are age spots?

Age/sun spots, also known as lentigines are harmless, flat, brown discolorations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people over the age of 40. These spots give away a person's age and are caused by the skin being exposed to too much sun over many years without adequate sunscreen protection. Such spots are usually harmless and do not require treatment unless they change colour, size or become raised and crusty.