Solar Lentigenes
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 Solar Lentigenes

 Solar Lentigenes

Solar Lentigenes

What are solar lentigenes?

  • Solar lentigenes are brown spots 1 cm or greater in diameter, occurring usually on the face and back of the hands. 
  • Solar lentigenes are evidence of excessive sunlight exposure. 
  • They are found in individuals over 40 years of age, especially if they have a long history of working outdoors.

How are solar lentigenes treated?

  • One should avoid the sun and use a sunscreen. 
  • Destruction with liquid nitrogen application; laser ablation and chemical peel is effective in removing the lesion.

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Last updated on 28 Oct 2013

Last updated on 28 Oct 2013