labial melanotic macule

The labial melanotic macule is a common large "freckle" on the lower lip.


A pigmented macule on the lower lip is seen. This large "freckle" or lentigo is caused by chronic sun exposure.


Most lesions can be frozen. If gone leaving normal skin in 2-3 weeks, no more treatment need be done other than daily sunscreen lip balm. If the lesion persists, is recurrent or is irregular in shape and/or color, a biopsy should be done to exclude malignancy.

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labial melanotic macule


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