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Age spots on skin? What exactly are age spots?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Age spots

The term ‘age spots’, or lentigines, refers to the brownish spots that, over time appear on your face and body as a result of overexposure to the sun.
As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage.

In brief: Age spots

The term ‘age spots’, or lentigines, refers to the brownish spots that, over time appear on your face and body as a result of overexposure to the sun.
As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Tina Alster
Dermatology

In brief: Caused By Sun

Age spots are actually caused by the sun (not age).
So, the best way to reduce them is to avoid sun exposure. Daily use of a sunscreen with spf 30 or higher is required (at a minimum). If you work or play outside for more than 2 hours, re-application of the sunscreen is essential.

In brief: Caused By Sun

Age spots are actually caused by the sun (not age).
So, the best way to reduce them is to avoid sun exposure. Daily use of a sunscreen with spf 30 or higher is required (at a minimum). If you work or play outside for more than 2 hours, re-application of the sunscreen is essential.
Dr. Tina Alster
Dr. Tina Alster
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