Raised age spots, or seborrheic keratosis, often occur in older adults. Raised age spots aren’t dangerous, cancerous, or contagious. They often have the following characteristics:
It isn’t necessary to remove age spots unless a doctor is concerned they might be precancerous. However, many people prefer to have unsightly age spots removed for cosmetic reasons.
The best way to prevent age spots is to reduce your amount of unprotected sun exposure. Prevention techniques include:
Some causes of age spots, like family history or age, aren’t changeable. Luckily, there are some great treatments available that help fade age spots.
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