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How to identify brown spots (solar lentigines) ?

Brown spots (solar lentigines) are areas of hyperpigmentation that form light to dark brown spots visible on the surface of the skin. The hyperpigmentation observed is often the result of an accumulation of melanin, the pigment produced by melanocytes to protect the skin from the effects of the sun.

This accumulation in excess of melanin has several origins. It can be due to age: brown spots appear from the age of 30 and most often around the age of 45. Also, prolonged exposure to the sun, hormonal changes or genetic predisposition are the most common causes. Brown spots (solar lentigines) can appear several years after overexposure to the sun.


A few simple steps to identify brown spots (solar lentigines)
Brown spots characteristics

Brown spots :

  • are flat (non-thick and to the touch they are identical to normal skin),
  • are not painful,
  • are irregularly round in shape, uniformly brown and darker than the surrounding healthy skin,
  • normally measure between 0.5 cm and 1 cm in diameter (in some cases they can measure up to 3 cm in diameter).
Conditions of appearance

Brown spots (solar lentigines) very often appear after a period of prolonged exposure to the sun on certain parts of the body including hands, arms and legs. They can appear from the age of 30, but most often only after the age of 45. Children are not affected by brown spots.


Urgo Cryobeauty brown spots hands, arms, legs. Indication: definitive elimination of brown spots (solar lentigos). From 30 to 75 years of age. If you are not sure if it is a brown spot (solar lentigo), consult your doctor. This medical device is a regulated health product which, under these regulations, bears the CE mark. Read the instructions carefully before use. Ask your pharmacist for advice. Manufacturer: CRYONOVE PHARMA. Distributor: Laboratoires Urgo Healthcare. 09/2020.

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