These spots can appear anywhere; on the chest, face, arms and other exposed areas of the body.
However they often appear on the chest for women and sunbathers because these areas remain exposed for longer periods of time to the sun.
While such spots could be embarrassing, your primary cause of anxiety should be about whether they are cancerous or not.
Most are harmless but some could be Melanoma or other cancers and all spots must be thoroughly investigated before adopting any means to get rid of age spots on chest and other areas.
Consult a dermatologist who will undertake a full investigation into the extent of sun damage and suggest various options for treatment.
You must reschedule visits on a regular basis to monitor the progress in treatment to this and other body regions and to take note of any worsening age spots that might have turned cancerous.
This are caused by sun damage and exposure to UVA and UVB rays.
Applying a good sunscreen to all exposed areas of the body will prevent new age spots from developing and help fade existing ones.
Sun bathing, tanning, UV lamps all cause sun damage and must be avoided if you want to prevent or get rid of age spots on chest.
Sunscreen must be of SPF 30 or above and must offer broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
It must be applied at least 30 minutes before stepping into the sun and re applied every few hours or after swimming etc.
Several skin lightening creams are now available that help fade this and assist to get rid of age spots on chest and other visible areas.
Some ingredients to look for are soy, liquorice, kojic acid and hydroquinone.
Ensure that products are manufactured by reputed companies as there is the danger of incorrectly listed ingredients.
If you need better fading effects and don't have the time for creams, then several cosmetic procedures can be performed by your dermatologist to help this, face and other parts of the body.
Bleaching, cryosurgery, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and chemical peeling are some of the techniques use to correct imperfections on the skin.