Solar keratoses, or commonly known as sun spots are skin lesions that develop as a result of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
These spots usually vary in size from as small as 2 millimetres up to 20 millimetres across. They can also appear as scaly or warty.
The colour of sun spots varies too. They can appear as being barely noticeable darkening in skin colour to a more obvious red.
They are common on areas of the skin that has been exposed to the sun, such as the nose, the face, upper lips, ear, neck and back of the hands.
The good news is that these spots are not cancerous.
Sun spots take years to develop, so it's no wonder that some treatments may take time to work. However, some treatments may provide quick results but they may require lengthy recovery time. It is advised to consult your Doctor to seek professional medical advice.
Some of the following techniques may be of help:
If at any time you feel you are unsure about a spot, mole or freckle, please contact your GP or dermatologist as soon as possible to get your skin checked.
The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult a medical professional.
It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.
As Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."