Liver spots

  • Alternative Names

    Sun-induced skin changes - liver spots; Senile or solar lentigines; Skin spots - aging; Age spots


    Skin lesion that is:

    • A flat patch or area of skin color change (macule)
    • Light brown to black
    • On the hands, arms, or forehead
    • Painless

    Signs and tests

    A diagnosis is based on the appearance of the skin, especially if you are over 40 and have had a lot of sun exposure over the years. A liver spot that looks irregular may be biopsied to confirm that it is not skin cancer.