freckle

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freckle

1. a small brownish spot on the skin: a localized deposit of the pigment melanin, developed by exposure to sunlight
2. Austral slang the anus
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freckle

[′frek·əl]
(medicine)
A pigmented macule resulting from focal increase in melanin, usually associated with exposure to sunlight, commonly on the face.
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Ephelides (Freckles): Small usually less than 5 mm in diameter discrete brown macules, that appear on sun exposed areas.
Skin treatment company Solta Medical Inc (NasdaqGS:SLTM) revealed on Thursday that it has received a new FDA 510(k) clearance for its Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 laser system for the treatment of pigmented lesions, which includes but not limited to lentigos (age spots), solar lentigos (sun spots) and ephelides (freckles).
Such a factor would explain why cases of whites with this entity have not been reported despite the widespread use of hydroquinone bleaching creams, particularly for the treatment of melasma, lentigines, and ephelides. These creams are certainly used to treat sun-exposed skin for prolonged periods of time.