What is a solar lentigo?
The pigment spots called lentigines have a very typical appearance: they are flat with irregular edges and uniform in color, reminiscent of an ink stain. They usually appear in the most sun exposed areas such as face, neckline and hands. Lentigines are more frequent in women but also appear in men although at later ages. It is necessary to differentiate a solar lentigo (or also called senile léntigo, age spot, sun spots) from a malignant lentigo melanoma type.