What is that spot? Skin heir to variety of benign growths with age

Posted on March 17th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Many try to hide it, but it's a fact of life that we wear our age on our skin. Wrinkles, lines, creases — all the badges of existence that our outer selves are heir to eventually show their faces over time…

 

"It really has nothing to do with the liver. They're just natural pigmentary changes that occur over time," explains Dr. David Swanson, a dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. "You primarily see them on the back of the hands and the forearms, upper shoulders and back, and on the face."

 

CP, by Sheryl Ubelacker, 3/1

 

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Tags: Cancer, Dermatology, Dr. David Swanson, Mayo Clinic Arizona, skin spots

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