A nurse is reinforcing teaching about skin changes in the older adult client with a newly licensed nurse. Which of he following findings should the nurse identify as benign, age related change commonly seen in older adult clients?
liver spots, also known as age spots or lentigines, are flat brownish-black macules that usually occur in sun exposed areas of the body. aging and exposure to sunlight, or other forms of ultraviolet light, can result in increased pigmentation. liver spots are extremely common after 40 years of age; they occur most often on the forearms, shoulders, face, forehead, and backs of the hands, which are also the areas of highest sun exposure. they are harmless and painless, but they can affect the client's cosmetic appearance.