Conditions & Treatments

Solar Lentigenes
Solar Lentigenes

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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.