Liver spots are one of the “workhorses” of aesthetics and aesthetic medicine and one of the aesthetic problems that most concern both men and women. In order to prevent and treat them, it is essential to know their origin and the factors that influence their formation. They usually appear due to abnormalities in the development of the cells responsible for cutaneous pigmentation and can be caused by both external and internal factors.


The SUN is one of the external factors that most affects the appearance of spots and can cause, in the same way, increases or decreases of localized pigmentation (dark spots or light spots).

But above all, do not make the mistake of believing that it is only necessary to protect us from the sun in summer! In winter, especially if we practice sports in the snow, the reflection of the sun is very dangerous for the skin and increases the risk of appearance of spots.

Internal factors

A high percentage of spots come either due to internal problems of our organism (hormonal, genetic, …), or due to incorrect habits (poor nutrition in vitamins C and E).

A diet rich in substances that help maintain the correct levels of melanin in the skin will undoubtedly help prevent the appearance of spots. From the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition of Institut Saurina de Pomaré we recommend you incorporate foods such as green leafy vegetables, fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, papaya, cherry, blackberries or blueberries, carrots or lin seeds to your diet. Therefore, the risk of “staining” the skin will decrease considerably.

A diet rich in vitamins C and E, helps prevent skin spots

In Institut Saurina de Pomaré we propose two types of treatment that treat pigment spots effectively and from the root of the problem:

1. AESTHETIC CHEMICAL PEELINGS: is the topical application of exfoliants acidic substances in different concentrations and adapted to the needs of each person. The most effective and safe are Glycolic, Mandélic, Lactic and Salicylic acids.

Glycolic, Mandélic, Lactic and Salicylic acids: effective treatment against spots

2. INTENSE PULSED LIGHT (IPL): intense pulsed light is one of the most used medical-aesthetic techniques for the treatment of pigment spots. It is important that it is carried out by qualified personnel since, although it is a non-invasive technique, the selection of light emission parameters is one of the keys to the success of the treatment.

Now you know, the perfect trilogy to prevent and treat the spots: