Sun spots, also known as solar lentigines, are discolored portions of the skin commonly found on the face, hands, arms, shoulders and, in some cases, the scalp. They get their name from the fact that they are usually caused by sun exposure. When a person’s skin isn’t able to regenerate after experiencing sun damage, such as in older age, conditions like sun spots become common. While they are usually harmless, sun spots can sometimes be related to skin cancer and thus should be examined and monitored with care. Dr. Gurgen offers safe and effective treatment methods for dealing with sun spots, whether they are merely unsightly or point to a more serious condition.