Noni Health Terms
What are age spots?
Age spots, technically known as "solar lentigines," are small dark areas on your skin. These uniformly colored areas of brown or tan pigment that generally show up on the hands, chest, neck, shoulders, arms and face. These spots can be up to 1/2 inch in diameter and can group together making them more noticeable. Contrary to the name, age spots also known as liver spots are not caused by age, they are caused by UV ray exposure. Age spots are common in older adults, but younger individuals can get them too if they spend a lot of time in the sun and tanning beds.