Along with the wrinkles on our faces and the gray in our hair, another sign of getting older is the appearance of “age spots,” also known as “liver spots” or “solar lentigines.” No doubt you’ve probably seen some popping up on your hands, face or other areas of skin that have been regularly exposed to the sun. Usually they’re harmless and just result from increased pigmentation in the area in which they surface. Occasionally, they in fact could be something more serious, and certainly if a spot changes in color or appearance, it’s best to seek out medical expertise. People with light skin are often more afflicted, and there are medications and cosmetic procedures available to diminish their appearance or even do away with them altogether if you so choose. Interested in knowing more? Read the Mayo Clinic explanation Here. And if you’re curious about what can be done by dermatologists to lessen or eliminate these spots, Click Here.