Age spots are those brown (or sometimes grayish) spots that begin to appear on our face, neck, chest and hands as the years go by. But here’s the thing, age isn’t even the real problem. Sun exposure is the true culprit that causes brown spots. So younger men and women who spend lots of time outdoors (and who doesn’t here in Colorado!) may start to see brown spots even before noticeable wrinkles.
Officially called solar lentigines, you may call these spots freckles, a more youthful-sounding name for what is essentially the same issue. (A lentigo is a cluster of pigmented cells.) But while freckles are adorable on kids, many adults don’t feel that way about their natural tendency toward hyperpigmentation. So, whether you’ve always dealt with freckling or you’re seeing spots now that you’re older, laser treatment can significantly reduce their appearance.