Integumentary System

Skin Structure

What are age spots?

Age spots—also known as sunspots, liver spots, or lentigines—are caused by long term exposure to the sun. Age spots are flat, irregular, brown discolorations of the skin that usually occur on the hands, neck, and face of people older than forty. They are not harmful and are not cancerous.


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