Age/Sun spots are small areas of hyperpigmentation that develop on the face, décolletage, hands or other parts of the body, as a consequence of unprotected sun exposure.
They appear as flat, light brown patches on the skin.
They are caused by excess production of melanin by the melanocytes. Most of them are harmless in nature.
Hormonal imbalance and a state on chronic inflammation can favor the development of hyperpigmentation.
They can occur in all skin types, even though they tend to be more common in people with a lighter complexion.