Have you noticed small brown spots on your face, arms, or other areas often exposed to the sun? While we call these age spots, in reality, they come from exposure to UV rays from the sun. Other causes of hyperpigmentation include melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Treatment can give you a smoother, more even skin tone.
What Causes Age Spots?
If you have spent a lot of time in the sun, especially without sun protection, you have a high risk of developing age spots. People with fair skin have the highest chance, but people of all skin types and tones can develop hyperpigmentation due to sun exposure. Age spots develop when pigment-producing cells in the skin called melanocytes produce excessive melanin, leading to pigmented patches and spots.