Lentigines, or sun spots, are harmless but cosmetically frustrating spots. The backs of hands and face are commonly affected areas. The spots tend to increase in number with age and often run in families. They are flat, dark in color, and can sometimes have an irregular shape. Sometimes they are confused for scarier conditions like melanoma or other skin cancers.
Absolutely! They are darkened by the sun so any treatment must include sun protection with a good sunblock or sun avoidance. Additionally, a dermatologist can prescribe different types of fade creams which can lighten existing spots and prevent new ones from forming. Click below to start your consultation and get your lentigines treated today!