What Are Freckles? Can Freckles Be Treated With Photorejuvenation?
A slight dusting of freckles across the bridge of the nose and cheeks can be considered adorable. However, sometimes people with a face full of freckles become self-conscious about them, because they end up being the focus of attention because of their face. People with an overpopulation of freckles may want them removed. Fortunately, today it is possible to do so quickly, safely, and painlessly.
What Are Freckles?
Freckles are spots of concentrated melanin, which is the pigment that colors a person’s skin. Anyone can get them, though they are the most visible on fair-skinned people. They are also genetic. The number of freckles a person has is related to a specific gene. Freckles commonly first appear due to sun exposure. They may disappear or fade when a person uses sunblock or spends time out of the sun, or they may be prominent year-round.
How to Get Rid of Freckles
For those who want to get rid of freckles, it can be performed at Laser Clinique using Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation (IPL). IPL uses a broad-spectrum light to penetrate your skin to its deepest layers. As it penetrates the skin, the light is changed to heat. The heat lifts areas of pigmentation like freckles right off the skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen.
This treatment is relatively comfortable. There is no pain involved. Some people experience mild discomfort during the procedure, such as intense tingling, but it is only temporary. Treatments normally take around 30 minutes, though it is possible for them to take longer, depending on the size of the area of skin that is being treated. You can resume your normal activities immediately after a treatment.
Results from Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation
Most people need 3 to 5 treatments, each spaced four weeks apart, to get optimum results. Here’s what you can expect from your treatment in terms of results:
• Gradual improvement after each treatment session
• Skin with a rejuvenated and smooth appearance
• Better tone and texture to the skin
• Reduction in the size of pores
• Fading and gradual disappearance of freckles
What to Do Next
If you are interested in using this skin rejuvenation method for freckle removal, please contact P. Alexander Ataii M.D. at Laser Clinique. He or one of his aesthetic nurses will evaluate your skin and tell you whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure. The entire procedure will be explained to you in detail, so you know precisely what to expect. You can also rest assured in knowing that P. Alexander Ataii M.D. and his staff will take every measure to make the procedure as pleasant and comfortable for you as possible.