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Why do age spots form?

Dark spots on the skin, or hyperpigmentation, occur when some areas of the skin produce more melanin than usual. Melanin gives the eyes, skin, and hair their color. People may call some types of dark spots on the skin age spots or sunspots. Dark spots also vary in size and can develop on any part of the body but are most common in areas often exposed to the sun. Causes There are several different causes of dark spots: 1- Sun damage 2- Hormonal changes Melasma is a skin condition that leads to small patches of skin discoloration. The condition is more common in women, especially during pregnancy. 3- Medication side effects Certain medications can increase skin pigmentation and lead to dark...

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