LABIAL MELANOTIC MACULE

labial melanotic macule


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

Clinical

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

Treatment

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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