“Age spots” or “liver spots”

Age spots or liver spots are flat, brown areas given the medical term “lentigo” or “lentigines.”

In fact, liver spots have nothing to do with the liver (though they are the same colour as the liver, hence the name) – they are caused by the sun as well as the aging process, and usually appear on the face, back of the hands, upper back and shoulders.

Age spots or liver spots are generally harmless, especially if they are stable and are not changing in size or colour.

They may look like melanoma skin cancer and therefore may require evaluation by a dermatologist. Commercial “fade” creams will not make lentigines disappear. To remove age spots or brown spots, trust our experienced Toronto dermatologists.

Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy and laser therapies (e.g. Broad Band Light-BBL) can help fade these spots. 1-4 treatment sessions by your dermatologist are typically required to clear age spots or liver spots, though new lesions will continue to appear with age.

Call 416-633-0001 or email us today to find out the best option for you for removing age spots and liver spots.

Toronto Dermatology Centre is located in Toronto, Ontario, and serves men and women in North York, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, York, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Pickering, Peterborough, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Oshawa, Barrie, downtown, midtown, uptown and all of Greater Toronto (GTA).

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