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What Causes Liver Spots On The Hands?

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Liver spots have nothing to do with the liver, despite their name. Some people call them age spots, since they only appear when a person is in advanced years. They are small, flat, light brown patches which look like very big freckles and may often be in a cluster on the back of the hands, from middle age onwards. Fair people often have more sunspots than dark haired people.
The exact cause of these spots is not known, but doctors think that they are a result of over exposure to the sun. People who live in very cold, northern climates usually have fewer sunspots.
There is no 'cure' for sunspots and they are harmless. They can be covered over using make up. Wearing a suscreen on the hands may prevent other spots from appearing. However, it is not known if the spots appear from slight sun damage which has been done some time in the past.
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Age spots begin to develop when high concentrations of melanin are produced and begin to clump.  Melanin is produced through tanning, tanning beds and natural aging.  Age spots is a misnomer since these can appear at any time, but generally speaking begin to appear as the skin ages and is less resilient to damage.  They are not harmful, but they do look like a form of cancer, so they should always be checked by a doctor to ensure that they are indeed 'age spots'

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My start out like blod clots red n purple,then disappear,don't seem to change to brown spots get them only on my hangs

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