Can lentigines be prevented?

The best way to prevent lentigines is to stay out of the sun as much as possible. Use sunscreen when outdoors, and avoid using a tanning bed to get a suntan.

Can seborrheic keratoses be prevented?

Seborrheic keratoses can’t be prevented.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/09/2018.


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