Can Freckles be Treated with Lasers?

If you’ve grown out of your freckles and wish there was a way to get rid of them, we have good news for you: there is! Class IV medical lasers can safely and effectively remove freckles for anyone with any skin type (color).

Freckles typically develop in response to sun exposure. This is because ultraviolet light (UV) stimulates the pigment cells in your skin to make more pigment, or melanin. A freckle is essentially a little, concentrated spot of melanin. Q-switched lasers are highly effective at targeting melanin. Because the freckle is a concentrated target, almost all the laser energy is focused right where we want it, and freckles usually disappear quickly—even after a single treatment!

Remember, you should protect your skin with sunscreen after you’ve had q-switched laser treatment for freckles, otherwise you’ll just get more! This means using a good quality, broad spectrum sunscreen on all sun exposed skin each and every day!


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