Freckles are small groups of pigmented cells that appear randomly on the skin but especially in areas of sun exposure. They are completely harmless and do not represent any health issue, however, their presence can be propagated by extensive and repetitive exposure to the sun. While generally considered “cute” and “attractive,” many of our patients still wish to get rid of freckles on the face, shoulders, chest, or other areas of the body. With the use of FDA approved state-of-the-art lasers, we can safely and effectively eliminate freckles and restore the natural color of the skin.
For anyone who wants to get rid of freckles, q-switched lasers are an excellent option. Q-switched lasers are the same type of lasers used to remove tattoos, birthmarks and sunspots. Because the pulse of laser energy from these lasers is measured in billionths of a second they are powerful enough to easily remove freckles.
Laser resurfacing is an alternative method used for freckle removal, however, it is a more invasive procedure than a q-switched laser, and it results in some down time. Erbium laser resurfacing is not commonly recommended in getting rid of freckles unless the patient has sun damage or wrinkles that they wish to have improved at the same time.
Laser freckle removal is a relatively simple procedure that does not take much time. Multiple sessions are normally needed to achieve complete freckle removal and it is recommended to limit sun exposure following the procedure.
If you want to get rid of your freckles, contact Celibre for a free consultation. We will evaluate your unique condition and provide you with answers to all your questions. With over 30 years of experience in utilizing medical lasers, we are sure we can successfully help you get rid of freckles.