Actinic Lentigo: Sun Freckles, Liver Spots, Age Spots

actinic lentigo sun freckles on chest

Actinic lentigo on the chest

Actinic Lentigo

At Crutchfield Dermatology we take an aggressive aproach in treating actinic lentigos, also known as 'liver spots' or 'sun freckles'. We use a combination of treatments to get rid of the brown spots:

  • topical medicines
  • light freezing
  • chemical (Neostrata) peels
  • laser treatments

Get Rid of Sun Spots

Agespots, sunspots (freckles), and liver spots are brownish discolorations of the skin that are generally harmless. The medical term for these lesions is 'Actinic Lentigo' (dark spots associated with sun exposure). These patches of color are most common on the sun exposed areas of the skin, most notably the face and hands. These spots should be watched and evaluated by your dermatologist, since they often vary in size and color and can mimic Melanoma. The cause of these spots is not fully understood, but is most commonly from exposure to the sun, hormonal factors and birth control pills. Irritation in the skin can leave some areas of darker color. Treatment of these spots is often just observation, but alternatives such as bleaching creams, Cryotherapy, and lasers can be of benefit in spots that are of cosmetic concern.

Our Minnesota based dermatology clinic offers effective evaluation of Age Spots, Liver Spots, Freckles, Actinic Lentigo and Dark Spots on Skin. Dr. Charles Crutchfield will provide the best treatment options for your skin conditions.

actinic lentigo sun freckles before and after

Actinic lentigo before and after treatment

Contact us today and take control of your appearance. 651.209.3600

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1185 Town Centre Drive, Suite 101
Eagan, MN 55123 USA

Phone: 651-633-6883 Fax: (651) 209-3601

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