Spots on the Skin due to Aging Evaluation
The evaluation of age spots begins with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in those with age spots may include:
- Skin lesions:
- Brown or black
- Even with the surface of the surrounding skin
- Entire lesion is one color
- Fine wrinkles
- Usually less than 1/4 inch (5 mm) in diameter
- Usually round or oval
Usually, testing is not necessary to make the diagnosis of age spots.
Tests that may be used to evaluate age spots include:
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