As people age, a very common occurrence is age spots. These spots develop on the skin and are typically darker than surrounding areas of the skin. Brown age spots develop most often on areas that have been seen the most exposure to the sun such as the hands and face. You are at a higher risk of developing brown age spots if you are over 40 years old, have frequent exposure to sun, have a history of using tanning beds, or have fair skin.
Age spots are typically treated with prescription medications or surgical procedures. Common surgical procedures include laser treatment, chemical peels and cryosurgery.