Lentigines, also known as liver spots or age spots, are small, flat, darkened patches that appear on the skin, particularly areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. They are typically tan, brown, or black in color and can vary in size and shape. Lentigines are commonly associated with aging and prolonged sun exposure, as well as genetic factors. They are harmless and do not require medical treatment, but some individuals may choose to have them treated for cosmetic reasons. Prevention and management of lentigines involve sun protection measures such as using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and seeking shade. In terms of treatment, options include topical bleaching creams, laser therapy, cryotherapy (freezing), chemical peels, or microdermabrasion. It is recommended to consult with a dermatologist to determine the most suitable treatment option based on individual preferences and skin condition.
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