Say goodbye to freckles and hello to clearer, radiant skin.
Find out more about freckle removal:
Uncover your ideal skin with freckle removal treatments from Southern Dermatology.
Freckle removal works for just about everyone! We can use creams or lasers to clear your skin of freckles caused by excessive melanin. This melanin is designed to resist UV light from the sun, but it is susceptible to the larger wave forms produced by our lasers. The lasers we use pass harmlessly through the surface of your skin and sink deep into the melanin where it is absorbed as heat. This effectively turns off the extra melanin producers, leaving your skin clear and balanced. Most people normally require 3-5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results.
The first step to freckle removal is safety. Before you get rid of any freckles, it’s wise to have your dermatologist determine if any of the freckles are, or are likely to become, cancerous. This way you can avoid covering up important early indicators. Once you’ve determined you’re ready for treatment, you can look forward to newly balanced skin tones.
FAQs About Freckle Removal:
- WHAT ARE FRECKLES?
Freckles are small, speckled deposits of pigment in the epidermis (the upper layer of the skin), typically in response to UV damage or regular sun exposure.
- HOW ARE THE FRECKLES REMOVED?
The laser freckle removal process works by targeting the melanin in your skin and being absorbed by the pigment. Absorbing the laser allows the pigment to break up and be removed through the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Freckle creams have ingredients specifically designed to fade the appearance of freckles by blocking the formation of melanin and exfoliating dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
- WHAT IS THE LASER FRECKLE REMOVAL PROCESS LIKE?
The procedure will take about 45 minutes from start to finish. Your face will be cleansed thoroughly, eyes will be covered and a thin layer of cool gel will be applied to your face. A cooling device may be used to cool your skin as the laser passes over the surface. After treatment, a cream and sunblock will be applied and the procedure is finished.
- WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
For up to several days post-treatment, you may notice your freckles getting darker. Over the next few days, these spots will begin to migrate to the surface of your skin and be naturally exfoliated away. You will see the most dramatic improvement after your first or second treatment.
- HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
Your results will last longer depending on how well you care for your skin post-treatment. Freckle removal will remove the freckles caused by sun damage but eventually, with more sun exposure, the freckles will reappear.
- CAN I GO BACK TO WORK AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Yes, you can go back to work and even apply makeup immediately following this procedure.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
Laser freckle removal, if done correctly, works on most patients if the full regime is followed. For best results, consult with your dermatologist to see if laser freckle removal is right for you.
*Your results may vary