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What can I do to get rid of my liver spots that are getting more noticeable?

What can I do to get rid of my liver spots that are getting more noticeable?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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What can I do to permanently get rid of age spots on my face and prevent more from appearing?

What can I do to permanently get rid of age spots on my face and prevent more from appearing?

Erasing age spots.: Age spots are usually caused by sun damage. The most common treatments for this include topical creams, laser resurfacing, and intense pulsed light treatments. All of these treatments can be effective depending on the skin type and the severity of the sun damage. Using sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure will prevent more from appearing. ...Read more

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I am getting too many pimples these days....And the worst part is that they are having a permanent scar and i don't know how to get rid of it.Need help?

I am getting too many pimples these days....And the worst part is that they are having a permanent scar and i don't know how to get rid of it.Need help?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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I have so many tiny acne in my arms n my legs which is so rough, n some are having black heads can a doctor advise me how to get red of it?

Need Rx: With many comedones, a retinoic acid derivative is often a good start. The distribution is unusual and while i'm not a dermatologist, i'm wondering about hard-to-treat dyskeratonic comedones rather than acne; a specialist visit will settle this. ...Read more

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I have cystic acne that is clearing up but I also have small bumps under my skin that don't seem to get any better. What can I do to get rid of them?

I have cystic acne that is clearing up but I also have small bumps under my skin that don't seem to get any better. What can I do to get rid of them?

This is serious: Cystic acne is a terrible personal and professional liability and I hope you are on the medication you need -- most people like you should receive isotretinoin. It is well worth the small risks and moderate discomfort. The little bumps could be any of a host of things; this will be clear when your acne is managed as it should be. Best wishes and congratulations on your courage. ...Read more

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Large boobs and i get painful boils in between them, what is causing this, what can i do to prevent them and how do i get rid of the scars they leave?

Large boobs and i get painful boils in between them, what is causing this, what can i do to prevent them and how do i get rid of the scars they leave?

Acne: You are describing either a skin infection called folliculitis, which occurs in people with oily skin with increased bacteria on their skin, in situations of moisture, or in those who have acne. Folliculitis and acne both cause scars. I would seek consultation with a dermatologist to see if topical or oral antibiotic therapy can prevent outbreaks and treat current infections. ...Read more

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I have small blisters under my upper lip.Im not sure what they are and how they started but they are white in color. please help me get rid of this, i?

I have small blisters under my upper lip.Im not sure what they are and how they started but they are white in color.
please help me get rid of this, i?

Lip problem: Blisters contain fluid. If this describes your problem, see your doctor for advice, as they can be serious. On the other hand, you might be seeing harmless salivary glands that are quite prominent in some people. If you are concerned your doctor can check. ...Read more

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I have small skin colour dots on my scrotum and shaft, they do not irritate me and are spreading, i want to get rid of them, how do I make this possible?,

I have small skin colour dots on my scrotum and shaft, they do not irritate me and are spreading, i want to get rid of them, how do I make this possible?,

Angioketatomas: Angiokeratomas are typically asymptomatic, 2- to 5-mm, blue-to-red papules with a scaly surface located on the scrotum, shaft of penis, labia majora, inner thigh, or lower abdomen. Histologically, they are composed of ectatic thin-walled vessels in the superficial dermis with overlying epidermal hyperplasia. ...Read more

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I have stretch marks everywhere and i know i can't get rid of them but how to make it less noticeable?

I have stretch marks everywhere and i know i can't get rid of them but how to make it less noticeable?

Difficult to treat: Stretch marks are very difficult to treat. The only way to completely get rid of them is to cut them out (like a tummy tuck). There are treatments that can improve them. These include laser treatments like Laser Genesis, micro needling, PRP injections, fat transfers. Cosmetic coverage (spray tan or body makeup) may temporarily help the appearance (I never recommend UV tanning). ...Read more

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I have acne some of them hurt and burn. What is that and how do I get rid of it?

I have acne some of them hurt and burn. What is that and how do I get rid of it?

Antibiotics: You need antibiotics or isotretinoin. See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have these white spots on the back of my legs that are caused from eczema. Is there anything I can do to get rid of these spots? They are extremely

I have these white spots on the back of my legs that are caused from eczema. Is there anything I can do to get rid of these spots? They are extremely

Vitiligo?: Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune reaction but yours are more likely from intense scratching -> damaging the melanin producing cells. Avoid scratching the area is most important in preventing further damages. There are few effective Rx for this condition although some pigments may well return with time. UVB phototherapy may be helpful for some. ...Read more

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I've been loosing some weight and some of the stretch marks that i already have seem to become more visible. Anything i can do to get rid of them?

I've been loosing some weight and some of the stretch marks that i already have seem to become more visible. Anything i can do to get rid of them?

Stretch marks: 39 F notes: I've been loosing some weight and some of the stretch marks that i already have seem to become more visible. Anything i can do to get rid of them? ANS: difficult without plastic surgery. Do not waste money on OTC or folk treatments. In Mexico many creams for this contain mercury. ...Read more

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Any advice? Been losing some weight and some of the stretch marks that i already have seem to become more visible. How can I get rid of them?

Any advice? Been losing some weight and some of the stretch marks that i already have seem to become more visible. How can I get rid of them?

Stretch marks: Tough to get rid of them but I would start with a visit to a dermatologist. The dermatologist might suggest that you have a consult with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have large thighs and i want to get rid of them quickly! are there any ways to do that?

I have large thighs and i want to get rid of them quickly! are there any ways to do that?

Cannot spot reduce: While you can tone particular muscles thru proper exercise and stretching, spot reducing fat in a particular area is a fallacy. General weight loss thru diet and exercise is the timeless method without short cuts. ...Read more

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I have blood spots on my face that are really noticeable how do i get rid of them?

I have blood spots on my face that are really noticeable how do i get rid of them?

Several options: You could consult your physician and if he/she has nothing to offer there must be some great cosmetics that can help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my liver spots that are getting more noticeable?

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. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of liver spots?

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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How to get rid of liver spots on my arms?

How to get rid of liver spots on my arms?

Solar Lentigos: Treatments your provider may prescribe if solar lentigines are cosmetically bothersome, your physician may: freeze the area lightly with liquid nitrogen. Prescribe a bleaching cream (hydroquinone), but this may or may not be successful. Laser treatment is very effective. Retin a (tretinoin) can be used but it can take a very long time. ...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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Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

Ugly liver sun spots. Please tell me how to get rid of spots fast?

See dermatologist: Dermatologist can likely laser them. Need to avoid sun exposure to prevent ongoing skin problems in the future, including crow's feet, wrinkling, cancer, and melanoma. ...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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Why do old people get bigger liver spots and young people just have freckles?

Why do old people get bigger liver spots and young people just have freckles?

Large liver spots: On areas of the skin that have years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure, age spots appear when melanin becomes "clumped" or is produced in particularly high concentrations. In addition to sun exposure, simply becoming older can cause the extra production of melanin. Thus, the aging process and repeated sun exposure over the years increases the size of the liver spot. ...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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What is it if you get spots on your legs that look like liver spots but they're black?

What is it if you get spots on your legs that look like liver spots but they're black?

See Dermatologist: Liver spots are flat, brown-black spots that appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body. They have nothing to do with the liver. The 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 ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. A dermatologist can check to see if "dark" spots are still just liver spots. ...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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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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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 liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?

Do liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are these spots under my boobs that look like a cluster of liver spots. They dint itch and don't have a texture. Just in this area. What and why?

What are these spots under my boobs that look like a cluster of liver spots. They dint itch and don't have a texture. Just in this area. What and why?

Tinea versicolor: It's impossible to be sure from a written description, but it sounds like you might have tinea versicolor. This is a fungal skin infection, and can be treated. To be sure, i'd recommend you see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

Dr. Willscott Naugler
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Liver Spots (Definition)

Liver spots = age spots = solar lentigines, = flat, brown, gray or black lesions that occur where skin ...Read more