Image of solar lentigines on the forehead
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Also referred to as liver spots or age spots, solar lentigines (len-TIJ-ih-neez) are flat spots of increased pigmentation — usually brown, black or gray. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, arms and upper back — areas most exposed to the sun. Though common in older adults, solar lentigines also can occur in younger people who spend too much time in the sun.