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does everybody get age spot growths on their skin if they are lucky enough to live to be old ?

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Age spots: These "liver" or "age" spots, o/w called senile or solar lentigines, are very common over 40. Of course with pigmented lesions it is very important to consider more serious, and possibly life-threatening forms such as malignant melanoma. So, always see your dermatologist if a lesion is changing or has any of the warning signs of melanoma- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001853/.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
Probably: Previously sun exposed persons at more risk.
Answered on Mar 24, 2012

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