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Liver Spots: Aging Gracefully or
Cause for Concern?

As we age, the human body undergoes many biological changes. The skin is the body’s largest organ and changes visible on the skin are common and completely normal as the skin matures. But how do you know when those spots could be a cause for concern?

The most common spots to occur in aged skin are liver spots, otherwise known as age spots. Generally present on the arms, back of the hands, face, shoulders and forehead, these are flat and brown or brown-black in color. Exposure to sun can cause these spots to get darker.

Liver spots are harmless; however, a spot that itches, changes color or becomes painful could mean a quick trip to the doctor to ensure the spot is not cancerous.

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