FOREHEAD

By Gary M. White, MD

Sun-Related

Actinic keratoses, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma , and melanoma--the usual suspects from chronic sun exposure.

Acneiform

Acne
Acne of the Forehead

Linear

En Coup De Sabre

Nodule

Subgaleal Lipoma. The subgaleal lipoma is a lipoma that lies between the galea and periosteum of the frontal bone.
Subgaleal Lipoma

Papules

Flat Warts
Flat Warts

Red, Scaly

Psoriasis may occasionally extend onto the forehead from the scalp.
Psoriasis of the Scalp and Forehead

Vascular, Infants

Salmon Patch
Salmon Patch

Sinus Pericranii

Wrinkles

Frown Lines. The horizontal creases normally found on the forehead appear to be caused by the trabeculae of the retinacula cutis which at the frown lines are broader, shorter, and contain striated muscle [AD 1989;125;1090 (CP)].

Yellow

Solar Elastosis
Solar Elastosis

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