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Can old age cause white spots all over legs and hands ?

skin problem very small round white spots on all over my arms & legs I m a female aged 55 yrs. fair complexioned having very small white spots all over my arms and legs. Consulted a dermatologist and he said that your skin is aging and no cure is possible . Is this correct and is there any cure for it. there is no itching or burning sensation.Please advice what I should do to get rid of them
Tue, 10 Jan 2012
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Dear Rekha,thanks for query.There are cells in our skin which produces a chemical called melanin,which is responsible for our skin color and complexion.Due to age or some derangement they may become less active and when ever the old cells are removed as a routine process the cells that are deficient in this pigment take there place.So this white spots appear. bye.
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