Age spots or also known as hyperpigmentation often occurs when areas of the skin such as the face, arm, hands, legs and feet are exposed to excessive sunlight, pollution, hormonal imbalance and genetics.
Everyone’s skin has certain levels of pigmentation by melanin that protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. However, increased exposure to sunlight results in more melanin production and the formation of hyperpigmentation. This also causes uneven skin tone and skin blemishes.
Hyperpigmentation is very rare among younger individuals but is a lot more prevalent among people who are 40 years and above. Hyperpigmentation is also a sign of premature ageing.
Hyperpigmentation can be treated with just a few simple procedures leaving your skin as youthful as before.