“Age Spots” or “Liver Spots”

What are 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 one of our doctors. Commercial “fade” creams will not make lentigines disappear. To remove age spots or brown spots, trust our experienced health care providers.

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

Liver Spots
Age Spots

Before & After Removal of Age Spot on Face

Photo: before & 5 weeks after one treatment 

(*Results may vary from person to person.)

If you have any benign lesions, a referral from a doctor is not required for assessment. Contact us today.

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