Age spots typically develop in people with a fair complexion, but they can be seen in those with darker skin. Age spots:
Age spots range from freckle size to more than 1/2 inch (13 millimeters) across and can group together, making them more prominent.
You may not like the way they look, but age spots are usually harmless and don't require medical care. However, your doctor should evaluate spots that are dark or have changed in appearance, because these changes can be signs of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer.
It's best to have any new skin changes evaluated by a doctor, especially if a spot or lesion: