Liver Spots: Treatment Options And Their Equivalent Prices

Those level lesions which usually vary in color from brown to gray to black are called liver spots but most ordinarily known as age spots. These lesions are most commonly found in the areas of the body that are exposed to the sun most of the time. These areas include the face and the upper extremities. They are oval-shaped and their sizes range from the size of a freckle up to a centimeter across. Lastly, we see manifestations that the skin obtained significant damage such as the formation of wrinkles and the appearance of dry skin.

The liver has no role in the development of liver spots in spite of what the name suggests. So what then causes liver spots? However, when our skin is frequently exposed to the damaging rays of the sun – the ultraviolet rays – the generation of this pigment is increased. This then leads to the development of age spots. But this does not happen in in just hours. Instead, it takes years of accumulated sun exposure. Therefore, even though you have stayed under the sun today for hours and you did not see any changes, it means the damage will manifest only after several years. You might be surprised to know that this is not only caused by the sun. Even machineries that produce man-made tans damage our skin. Then the last causative agent is age.

Though harmless, they could significantly affect your physical appearance and your self-esteem as well. Because of these, individuals who have liver spots decide to choose from the available treatment options to either lighten the spots or completely remove them. However, there are also prices to pay – I mean, literally.

One is the utilization of medicated creams or lotions that doctors prescribe. For ninety to two hundred dollars, you can avail of these creams which are composed of hydroquinone, tretinoin or cortisone. Some can opt to use chemicals to strip off their skin. Depending on the type of peel – light, medium and deep – the price varies. For two hundred to three hundred dollars, you can undergo light chemical peels. For five hundred to thousand dollars, you can have medium chemical peels. For three to six thousand dollars, you can have deep chemical peels. Laser therapy is also used to perform superfluous skin melanocytes disintegration. This treatment usually costs a hundred dollars per session per small area. Intense pulsed light therapy which favorsis partial to] light rather than laser is also available if you can prepare seventy to eighty dollars per session per small area.

However, these price ranges are not definitive. There are factors which affect the costing and these are the size of affected area, the chemicals or materials to be used, the doctors’ fees or even the cost of living in the residence you live in. Therefore, it is still always best to ask your doctor.

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