Solar keratoses, also known as “sun spots”, are one of the most common signs of skin damage from long term sun exposure. If not treated, they sometimes develop into skin cancers. Fortunately there are many effective treatments.
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Solar keratoses are small lesions on the skin caused by exposure to the sun. They often appear as rough pink spots, but sometimes they are easier to feel than see. The most common locations are on sun-exposed areas such as the hands, forearms and face. Solar keratoses are not a skin cancer, but up to 10 per cent can develop into squamous cell carcinoma. They can usually be treated easily with freezing treatment or various prescription creams.