Age spots (lentigo senilis, solar lentigo) are benign lesions that occur increasingly in late adulthood. Few centimeters large dark spots are formed mainly on the face,on the back of hand,on the neckline and on the forearms.
Age spots are caused by pigments that accumulate in the epidermis. This occurs when the skin is damaged by long-term UV irradiation or when free radicals increase in skin.People are over 60 years are affected more. In this age group,nine of ten people have age spots. Depending on your lifestyle and UV exposure severity form pigment spots.