Age spots can occur when skin is exposed to the sun, as it causes an increase in the production of cells known as melanocytes that increase melanin in the skin, thus turning the skin darker. These dark skin patches are known as age spots, brown spots, dark spots, sun spots and liver spots.
Brown spots generally appear on exposed skin areas like the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and hands. Some of the main causes of brown spots are sun exposure, aging, and genetics. Factors like stress, pregnancy, vitamin deficiencies, and weak liver functioning can also cause spots on the skin.
Pinski Dermatology offers many treatments which can help improve pigmented age spots. Schedule your consultation with one of our providers to see which treatment is right for you.
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