6What causes Dark Spots on Legs?
The dark spots on the legs are also known as age spots. These dark spots appear after you have exposed your skin to the sunlight for long and extended periods of time. People over 40 are most likely to form age spots but people at any age can get dark spots on their legs. This usually happens because of melanin, melanin makes the skin tone turn darker in color so the more melanin your produce the darker your age spots will appear.
Dark spots on the legs are known as hyperpigmentation, age spots or liver spots depending on the cause it can happen at any time. The spots are also associated with certain skin conditions and can occur as a side effect of some medications as well. Dark spots are generally harmless but they can be lightened or removed if you so desire.
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