Common Skin Spots, Pictures, Causes & Treatment: Liver Spots

You wake up one morning and realize there’s a new dark spot on your face. Maybe you didn’t notice before, or it’s changing in appearance. Is it cause for concern, or may it just be a liver spot?

Aging comes with many changes to our body and skin. One of those changes is known as age spots, otherwise, known as liver spots.

The primary causes of liver spots (age spots), how to distinguish between liver spots and melanoma, and the standard treatment for this skin pigmentation issue are all examined in this article.

What causes liver spots on the face?

As noted above, skin changes are often a part of aging. Still, if you’re starting to experience color changes in the skin, it is probably a good time to visit your dermatologist. They’re most likely to be age spots, and they are probably not cancerous. However, it is better to be certain.

The most typical causes of new dark spots typically fall into one of the following categories:



These dark spots look like freckles because they are small, flat, and either dark or tan. The size can be that of a pencil eraser, but some reach the size of a small coin. Lentigines can be found in areas of the skin where the sun reaches easily, such as the neck and the face. The spots derive their name from the fact that they were once incorrectly believed to be caused by liver problems, but they are physiologically unrelated to the liver, save for a similar color.

Written by Martin Davis