Liver Spots (Seborrheic Keratoses)

Liver spots, also known as seborrheic keratoses, are noncancerous growths on the skin. They appear as waxy, brown, black, or tan bumps, often with a rough, wart-like texture. They are most common on sun-exposed areas like the face, hands, shoulders, and chest, and typically develop in adults over 40.

Causes: The exact cause is unknown, but sun exposure is a major contributing factor. Ageing also plays a role.

Treatments: Liver spots are not harmful but can be cosmetically bothersome. They don’t require treatment, but if desired for cosmetic reasons, they can be removed by various methods like cryotherapy (freezing), curettage (scraping), or laser treatment. Consulting a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options is recommended.

Disclaimer: Complete removal of liver spots may not always be achievable. However, sun protection can help prevent new ones from forming.