Dermatological condition that occurs mostly in white people over the age of 40. The condition involves the appearance of pale brown to dark brown spots on the skin called solar lentigines, liver spots, or age spots. Age spots are flat, usually oval areas of the skin that have increased pigmentation. In other words, they’re darker than the surrounding skin. They may be brown, black, or gray.
They’re most common on parts of the body that get regular sun exposure. This includes the:
Although they can sometimes look like cancerous growths, age spots are harmless.