age spots

plural noun

: benign flat spots of dark pigmentation on the skin (as from exposure to the sun) occurring especially among older people

called also liver spots

Examples of age spots in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One family member, who is 69 years old, uses the formula to cover dark circles and age spots. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 21 Jan. 2024 Patients can use red light therapy to reduce wrinkles and age spots, improve eczema and psoriasis, and lessen scars. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 Posture, the amount of hair, age spots, how the form changes. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2023 One of the hazards of long-term sweater wear is pilling — basically the age spots of fabric. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 However, many people often fail to recognize the signs, and wait too long for diagnosis and treatment, mistaking skin cancer for age spots, or other non-cancerous conditions. Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland, 6 Sep. 2023 That’s the thinking behind LED light therapy masks, which harness the power of red and blue light to improve skin texture, enhance elasticity, promote circulation and reduce acne and age spots. Tim Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Aug. 2023 Your skin will reveal new layers which improves the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, age spots, deep scars, and any other discoloration which may occur post-breakout. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 18 Aug. 2023 Also known as dark spots, age spots, or liver spots, hyperpigmentation is caused by an overproduction of melanin and manifests as patches that are deeper in color than your natural skin tone. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 2 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Age spots.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

age spots

noun plural
: benign flat spots evenly colored with darker pigment that occur on sun-exposed skin (as of the hands) especially of persons aged 50 and over

called also lentigo senilis, liver spots

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