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A 19-year-old member asked:

i have liver spot and i've tried using ointment that works but only temporarily. are there any other remedies?

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Dr. Brian Williams
Dermatology 15 years experience
Dark Spot: Have you had the spot examined by a dermatologist to make sure it is a seborrheic keratosis ("liver spot")? Skin cancers can sometimes mimic these spots. If it has been looked at there are other treatments that your dermatologist can do such as cryo therapy with liquid nitrogen or numbing the area and scraping it off with an instrument called a curette. Thanks.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology 23 years experience
Laser: If these are sunspots (lentigines), ipl is the most elegant treatment. If they are seborrheic keratosis, cryotherapy or curettage will work well. Topical bleaching creams have a modest result and otc are minimally impressive. Best to have it checked to make sure it is benign and a dermatologist can discuss best treatments.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Are there long-term effects of liver spots?

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Dr. Keira Barr
Dermatology 22 years experience
Sun damage: What most people refer to as "liver spots" are in actuality manifestations of sun damage to the skin call solar (sun-induced) lentigos. In and of themselves they are not dangerous, but they do indicate that a person has had extensive sun exposure. Protect your skin with gloves, and daily sun block SPF 30 or more that blocks uva and uvb rays.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Do blacks get liver spots?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Blacks and lentigos: Skin discoloration in african americans can be the result of overexposure to the sun, healing blemishes or healed injury to the skin. This discoloration is brought about when excessive amounts of skin pigmentation, called melanin, is distributed to the affected area. Thus, african americans can get liver spots.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some good liver spot removal creams?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Liver spots: Age spot treatments include: topical prescription medication like hydroquinone used alone or with tretinoin, laser therapy, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Sun protection with an SPF of 50 is required to keep the pigment from returning.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the cream used for liver spots?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Most bleach creams..: ...Have hydroquinone as the active ingredient. Remember, though, that it is also important to apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion every day, or the liver spots will come right back.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are liver spots?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Skin pigmentation: "liver spots' also called age spots are solar lentigenes, i.E, uv induced skin pigmentation. These are harmless, other than being a cosmetic issue. The spots are not due to liver disease. For more information consult the following website: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/age-spots/ds00912.

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