Solar lentigines ("liver spots," "sun spots," or "age spots") range in color from tan to dark brown. They are spots that appear on sun-exposed skin, such as the backs of the hands, the forearms, and the face.
Solar lentigines are not a type of skin cancer, do not progress to become skin cancer, and do not require any treatment.
There are treatments to remove or reduce solar lentigines, if desired.
Current as of: March 22, 2023
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine