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Not always: There is a melanoma in situ called lentigo maligna, that is located on the face most commonly. It takes many years for it to progress. The term lentigo can be loosly used for a brown mole. Lentigo maligna melanoma is a true cancer usually of the elderly. Any lesion of the face should not be ignored, but check by a doctor. ...Read more
Pigmentation: The efficacy of cryotherapy (freezing) and trichloroacetic acid (tca) were compared for the treatment of solar lentigo. Cryotherapy was more effective than tca 33% solution in the treatment of solar lentigines of the back of the hands, particularly in lighter-complexioned individuals. For darker-complexioned people, tca 33% may be preferred. Your dermatologist may also prefer other therapie. ...Read more
What is the clinical difference b/t a mole and a lentigo? Are lentigo smaller than moles? Lighter? Are moles elevated more often? How do you tell?
A big answer: A tough one to answer in such a short space. A mole is a benign growth of pigment producing cells (melanocytes). A lentigo (aka liver spot) is similar but more due to an increased amount of pigment in the bottom layer of the epidermis. Moles are often elevated but don't have to be so. Lentigos are usually flat but can also be raised. Seeing a dermatologist can help you sort this out. Helpful? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between moles and lentigos? Does having a large number of lentigos signify a greater likelihood of getting melanoma?
Lentigo: A lentigo or solar lentigo is one of the most common growths that occur on the skin. In general terms these are often referred to as liver spots or age spots. Lentigo are most frequently seen in adults over thirty, and they occur most commonly on sun exposed skin, face, back of hands, arms, chest and lower legs. They are typically tan or brown in color, and are generally flat. ...Read more
Alopecia not lentigo: She probably has more alopecia lesion and not lentigo. ...Read more