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Solar Lentigines

Solar Lentigines Causes

The condition is typically caused by ultraviolet light from the sun, which accelerates the skin's melanin production. The use of commercial tanning lamps as well as tanning beds can also cause the same changes in the long run. Growing old and genetics are also factors of this condition.

Solar Lentigines Definition

Solar lentigines are flat, dark spots on the areas of the skin most exposed to the sun. They may be gray, brown or black spots with varying sizes. They are also called liver spots and age spots.

Solar Lentigines Diagnosis

The skin is inspected by a doctor to diagnose the condition. If the doctor has doubts about it, the patient may undergo tests such as a biopsy.

Solar Lentigines Symptoms and Signs

This condition shows increased skin pigmentation usually in areas that are most exposed to the sun. It may also be accompanied with other signs of sun damage such as deep wrinkles; dry, rough skin; fine red veins on your cheeks; nose and ears; thinner, more translucent-looking skin.

Solar Lentigines Treatment

Solar lentigines do not need treatment because it is a harmless condition. However, some individuals opt to undergo treatment for cosmetic reasons. Treatment options lighten the spots such as the use of medications, laser therapy, freezing, dermabrasion, and chemical peel.

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