Freckles are small brown spots usually found on the face and sometimes arms. Freckles are extremely common and are not a health threat. They are brought on by increased production of melanin by cells called melanocytes. Some are present at birth while others appear on exposure to the sun or come with age. Freckles could be hereditary or may be just a body tendency.
Sun Protection – It is the single most important factor in controlling increase and darkness of freckles.
Topical Treatment– Prescribed topical creams can be utilized to minimize freckles.
Laser Treatment– Laser treatment can be used to treat freckles without harming surrounding tissue. Multiple laser treatments are commonly required for most extreme results. Q switch Nd YAG laser helps in these procedures.
IPL Treatment– Freckles can also be treated with IPL technology.
Chemical Peels– A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing technique in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to evacuate/remove the top layers. It helps in decreasing freckles.