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Could you attach a picture of these spots?
I had asked for a picture and have not heard back.
I can address your first question of liver spots. Yes, there is such a thing as liver spots, but the name is ***** ***** These spots do not have anything to do with liver function. The more proper name is ***** ***** lentigo, as they are related to sun exposure, and are seen more as people age, because there are more years of sun exposure. These are generally not a concern and does not require any intervention.
Whether the spots that you are experiencing could be solar lentigo would be better discussed once I receive a picture.
You posted a picture attach to a different question, but I will respond here to keep all of the information together.
Although it is not clear when I try to zoom in on the image, this image does not have the appearance of a liver spot/solar lentigo. This looks to be more of an inflammatory area that is losing the surface. From your description of healing over about a week, this would suggest a minor amount of inflammation. In the future, when one of these spots develop, then you can try cleaning the area well with soap and water and then applying an over the counter hydrocortisone cream to ease inflammation. It also would be important to not pick or scratch the spots, so it may help to cover the spots with a bandage for protection.