Ephelides are physiologic areas of increased pigment production that are first seen following solar exposure during the first decade of life. They are most common in people with reddish-blond hair and blue or green eye color.
With increased outdoor activity freckling occurs and is limited to sun-exposed skin. The spots blossom in the spring and summer and tend to fade during the fall and winter. Usually the extent and density of ephelides reach a peak during adolescence. In middle life, they become less prominent, possibly merging with general background pigmentation.
Natural sunlight or ultraviolet light in the UVA and UVB spectrum.
Self-treatment is not a problem.
Supplemental Review From General History None indicated.
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