Also known as hyperpigmentation, dark spots may develop on the skin as a result of several different causes, including skin conditions, medications, scarring, sun damage, pregnancy or simply the effects of aging. These spots most often occur on areas of sun exposed skin, such as the face, hands and chest, but may appear anywhere on the body.
Many people are unhappy with the appearance of these dark spots and seek treatment to restore clear, smooth skin. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available for dark spots, including topical ointments, laser procedures and other minimally invasive options. Your doctor will decide which treatment is best for you after evaluating your skin.