They are flat and brown/black spots that usually appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body due to UV rays and have nothing to do with the liver or liver function. The other names include ‘solar lentigo’, ‘lentgo senilis’, ‘old age spots’ and ‘senile freckle’. It is more common in persons with less regenerative skin. Liver spots pose no threat and require no treatment. Common areas of occurrence are face, forearms, fore-ahead and shoulders. An irregular spot may be biopsied to confirm that it is not skin cancer. No treatment is needed, but creams and lotions can be used.