Will Liver Spots Come Back?

Liver Spots is a skin condition that is mostly due to the prolonged exposure of the skin to the harmful ultra violet rays of the sun. This kind exposure normally leads to the uneven and irregular production of melanin in the skin and that is why this condition is most common in old people who have spent a large chunk of their lives under the scorching rays of the sun.

Liver spots can also be caused by infections to the liver. There are two main types of infections in this- bacterial and viral infections. The bacterial infections are mostly due to contaminated food or water and dark spots on the skin are a symptom of a damaged liver due to this. The viral infection, on the other hand, is usually transmitted through blood transfusion or via sexual intercourse. In this case too, brown spots on the skin are a symptom of a damaged liver due to this.

There are many ways to get rid of liver spots. In fact, most of the methods are very effective in completely eliminating all the blotches and dark spots on the skin. However, what most people are not sure of is whether the spots will actually come back.

So, you have successfully managed to get rid of liver spots, but will liver spots come back? The answer to this is probably yes, but this depends on a number of factors. The first one is the type of treatment used, it may be a simple case of requiring another top up treatment. There is a wide range of treatments like creams, light therapy, laser therapy, herbal methods etc that people can choose from. However, there are still a significant number of people who do not know the effectiveness of the individual methods and they end up using the less effective removal methods. Such methods, due to their inefficiency, may cause irritation on the skin and cannot prevent the liver spots from coming back. Alternatively, the reappearance of liver spots may be new ones – as the damage which causes liver spots is accumulated over many years once the damage is done it cannot be reversed and you will need to treat liver spots as they appear rather than prevent them.

It is therefore highly advisable to learn the pros and cons of each treatment method before employing it. This can be done by researching widely or better still, consulting a dermatologist.

The other factor that determines if the liver spots re-appear on the skin or not, is the care taken by the patient on the skin during and after treatment. Different treatment methods have different instructions or guidelines. It is important for one to strictly adhere to the instruction in order to completely remove the spots and prevent their re-appearance.

It is also important for people who have had liver spots in the past to take great care of their skin. This involves avoiding long exposure to the sun’s rays and the constant use of sun screen to shield the skin from the ultra violet rays.

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