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About these brown liver spots on my hands and face from illness?

About these brown liver spots on my hands and face from illness?

Liver spots: Liver spots are the result of the skin's defence mechanism against over-exposure to the sun. When a person has been in the sun for a long period, unprotected, the pigments pool to some spots to protect the skin, thus leaving an uneven brown patch. Liver spots are not associated with the liver. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Please tell me if there is any connection between liver spots and liver disease?

Please tell me if there is any connection between liver spots and liver disease?

None: The brown spots on older folks' hands simply remind the superstitious of the human liver. ...Read more

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Is there over the counter medicine that can get rid of the liver spots in my face?

Is there over the counter medicine that can get rid of the liver spots in my face?

They'reNotFromLiver: There are all kinds of products out there that say they work. I'm sure they do in some people. you'd just have to try and find out. There are also prescription medications, like hydroxyquinone that might work or...exchange the brown spots for red. Then there's various lasers or other pulse-like devices. But for OTC, start with A and go til you reach Z. Most of them have gentle bleaching agents. ...Read more

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What's the best way to remove liver spots/brown?

What's the best way to remove liver spots/brown?

Sun Protection: Liver spots are not actually a result of liver function or disease, but are flat, brown-black spots on the skin in sun exposed areas of the body (hands, arms, chest, back, shoulders, and face). For cosmetic reasons, they may be lightened with topical skin-bleaching products or removed with lasers or liquid nitrogen. The best prevention is with sun avoidance and routine use of sunscreens. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell whether the small red/circles on your face caused by alcohol are liver spots or just a zit?

Is there a way to tell whether the small red/circles on your face caused by alcohol are liver spots or just a zit?

Dermatologist: The dermatologist would be best to check your lesions. Facial change from alcohol is in the form of a flush cheek and nose, small spider like blood vessels may appear as we,, Liver spots are often form sun exposure they are present and should be checked. Often round brown flat areas with smoothed edges. Zits will come and go but still se a derm if worried ...Read more

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Does sun make liver spots worse?

Does sun make liver spots worse?

Sun Protection: Sun exposure increases the size, number, darkness, and distribution of solar lentigines (liver spots) in predisposed individuals. Therefore, sun avoidance and the routine use of sun protective clothing and sunscreens are the best preventative measures. ...Read more

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Are there long-term effects of liver spots?

Are there long-term effects of liver spots?

Liver Spots: Liver spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have the greatest sun exposure: back of hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read more

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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Liver Spots (Definition)

Liver spots are black or brown spots on the skin that occur with aging and sun exposure. Despite their name, they are unrelated to ...Read more