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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Liver Spots (Overview)

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


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What can cause faint "liver spots"?

What can cause faint "liver spots"?

Sun exposed skin: Liver spots are flat usually brown spots that appear on the skin in areas of the body that are exposed to the sun. They have nothing to do with the liver or liver function. ...Read more

Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
36 doctors shared insights

Liver Spots (Overview)

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


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My mother has liver spots. Should I be worried for what this means?

My mother has liver spots. Should I be worried for what this means?

Lentigos or seb k's: There are two common skin spots that are often called liver spots, although neither is related to liver disease. The lentigo is like a dark freckle and can vary a lot in size and shape. They can respond to cryotherapy or bleaching. Seborrheic keratoses can look similar but are more varied in color and are usually raised. They often look warty. Cryotherapy may clear these, bleaching doesn't help. ...Read more

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How can I treat liver spots on my 11yr old neck spreading to is back?

How can I treat liver spots on my 11yr old neck spreading to is back?

Tinea versicolor? : If your 11 year old is healthy, i doubt these are liver spots. It sounds more like either pityriasis rosea, a rash of unclear cause, or tinea versicolor, a common fungal rash. Your child's medical provider can differentiate them. Treatment depends on which rash it is. So i suggest an appointment. ...Read more

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Do blacks get liver spots?

Do blacks get liver spots?

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. ...Read more

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Does laser treatment work on brown spots or liver spots?

Does laser treatment work on brown spots or liver spots?

IPL photofacial: While it isn't exactly a laser by definition intense pulsed light referred to as ipl works very very effectively in this area and often under a service term called photofacial. Look for these services under either term at a reputable med spa or plastic surgeon's office in your area. Ideally i would recommend med spa with a plastic surgeon on staff. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of liver spots?

Benign: "liver spot" is the antiquated name for solar lentigo, which develop with age and exposure to ultraviolet light. Despite being a benign condition, some patients consider them unsightly and have them removed with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy or lasers that target melanin. The name "liver spot" developed because the blemishes were once thought to indicate underlying liver disease. ...Read more

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Do people with freckles get more liver spots?

Do people with freckles get more liver spots?

Freckles: Genetics are one of the most common causes of freckles. Some people are born with a certain gene that causes freckles. These people will generally notice the skin spots during their childhood or teenage years. Most people with this gene have fair complexions and a reddish hair color. When the cause of freckles is genetic, they cannot be prevented. You will get more liver spots, avoid sun. ...Read more

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What are liver spots?

What are liver spots?

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. ...Read more

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Do blacks get liver spots?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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