Freckles and Lentigines

1. What are freckles?

Freckles are small, flat, brown spots which develop on the skin exposed to the sun. They occur due to over production of melanin post UV stimulation. They appear commonly on the face but can also appear on the part of the body exposed to the sun.

2. Who are more prone to freckles?

People with light skin, and red or blonde hair tend to have more freckles. Genetics play a huge role in developing freckles. Exposure to ultraviolet light activates melanocytes to produce more melanin, thus leading to freckles.

3. How can you prevent freckles?

Proper use of water-resistant sunscreen can help in reducing the freckles.

4. What are the treatments available at derma care for freckles?

  • Derma-Care offers the following treatments for freckles
  • Chemical peels to help lighten the freckles and improve irregular pigmentation.
  • Photo facial with Q- switched Pico or Clearlift (ND:YAG) to lighten the freckles.
  • Laser treatment with 1064 nm ND:YAG laser (Pico zoom) and CVD (Alma harmony pro XL) to remove the freckles.

The treatment depends on the severity of freckles. The dermatologists at Derma-Care determine the treatment for freckles.

5. What is the post care after laser treatment?

  • After the laser treatment, the area treated will have scab formation which will fall off in five-to-seven days.
  • Avoid exposure to the Sun, without a sunscreen, during the first week of treatment.
  • Do not pick the scabs. Allow it to fall off on its own.
  • Protect the skin with broad spectrum sunscreen as prescribed by the dermatologist.
Before & After