If you have a lot of Freckle marks If you feel ashamed about it, you may try techniques to remove freckles yourself, and while these small pigmented spots are usually nothing to worry about, if they cause you to worry about your appearance, there are options to reduce their visibility.
Read on to find answers to some of your potential questions about freckles, their causes, and how to get rid of them with the Freshness Center for Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetology in Hurghada.
What is a freckle?
Freckles are harmless patches of melanocytes — the cells that give skin its color — that usually appear as brown spots or spots. They are most often found on the face, neck, chest, and arms; Because these are the areas most exposed to the sun, but they can be found anywhere on the body.
Freckles are very common, and generally do not pose a threat to health. It tends to appear more often during summer and early fall; Because most people are exposed to more sunlight in those seasons.
Freckles are more common in people with fair or pale skin, light-colored eyes, and red hair.
Does freckles go away with age?
There are two types of spots that people refer to as freckles, freckles, and sun pigmentation. The former will disappear with age, and will usually clear up on its own during the winter. The latter are actually sunspots, and they become more prominent with age. It does not fade over time.
This is a normal freckle that should fade over time (although sometimes this doesn't happen as quickly as people would like it to). It is not uncommon for some people to have a freckle-free face in the sunny summer, and a freckle-free face in the winter.
In other cases, it can happen over a period of years, and people find themselves with fewer freckles.
- Solar pigmentation:
Also known as sun spots or liver spots. They won't go away over time, and even with limited exposure to UV rays, wide-brimmed hats and plenty of sunscreen, freckles can still be present.
In these cases, the only tried and tested solution to remove these sunspots is a freckle removal treatment by a trained professional in Hurghada.
Causes of the appearance of freckles
There is no single answer to the question of what causes freckles, and different people may have different amounts of freckles regardless of their skin color or hair color. But in general, freckles appear when exposed to sunlight, which is why many people notice new freckles or dark-colored marks after spending long periods outside.
In addition, there appears to be a genetic predisposition to freckles. As with many skin conditions, it is best to avoid sun exposure as much as possible, and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher to avoid further freckles.
This is critical for people who freckle easily; Because they have a higher chance of getting skin cancer. So always watch for signs of freckles to see if they change in shape, color, or rise into moles, and consult a dermatologist in Hurghada immediately if this is the case.
Is it possible to get rid of freckles permanently?
We have several treatment options designed to permanently eliminate freckles. We have access to lasers, serums, and chemical peels, all of which are extremely helpful in fading and eliminating freckles. However, even after we take action to lighten or get rid of freckles, you are still at risk of developing more freckles in the future.
If you're committed to a freckle-free look, it's important to not only treat your freckles, but also prevent freckles from forming. For this, stay sunny by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, and using plenty of sunscreen.
Vitamin C and freckle marks
Vitamin C can help remove freckles, but some signs of freckles are more persistent than others. However, when used in the form of a vitamin C serum, it works to lighten freckle marks.
In addition to having a host of other benefits, the serum inhibits melanin cells and rejuvenates your skin. Vitamin C can help with discoloration and, over time, will lead to brighter, healthier skin. It also provides care for the skin from the problems of free radicals.
Chemical peeling and freckles
chemical peeling It is a process by which chemicals are applied to the skin, causing the old and damaged skin to peel off. There are many benefits to having a chemical peel, such as youthful and rejuvenated skin. But a chemical peel can also have the added benefit of significantly removing or lightening freckles.
There are several different types of chemical peels. Entry procedures are superficial exfoliation processes that only exfoliate the upper layers of the skin. More complex freckle treatments, such as deep and medium peels, are more aggressive and exfoliate more skin.
Superficial peeling will not have much effect on freckles. However, medium-level exfoliation should lighten or remove those spots.
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Laser and freckle removal permanently
Laser treatment is one of the most effective ways to get rid of freckle marks. Many freckle marks are often removed after just one session, and even persistent freckles can fade after repeated sessions.
Laser treatment removes freckles, but new freckles can appear in the long run if you're not careful in the sun. While laser treatment is an effective and very popular option, it is important to stay safe from the sun with shade, hats, and sunscreen if you want to keep freckles away for a long time.
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How does intense pulsed light get rid of freckle marks?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy can help some people achieve clearer skin. It is similar to laser therapy, in that it is the process of highlighting the skin. However, intense pulsed light is emitted across the wavelength spectrum.
With intense pulsed light therapy, the light is converted into heat, and is absorbed by the melanocytes in the skin. Unwanted pigment is destroyed, freckles and other types of spots are eliminated. Intense pulsed phototherapy works less effectively on people with darker skin. But with many people, it can help with problems, such as:
- Sun damage.
- varicose veins.
- pink count.
- damaged blood vessels;
- unwanted hair.
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Frequently asked questions about the treatment of freckle marks
Does retinol get rid of freckles?
Retinol is a vitamin A serum, and it can lighten freckles. It is a great solution for removing freckles; Because the serum is suitable for any skin type, even sensitive skin. It not only reduces the signs of freckles, but also enhances the overall texture and tone of your skin, and can combat premature signs of aging.
Can a combination of treatments be used to remove freckles?
You can certainly, and oftentimes, be the advice of your skin care professional. Our team in Hurghada has helped many people in removing and lightening freckle marks, and they will be able to recommend the right products and procedures that suit your skin and preferences.
Interested in learning more about how to remove Freckle marks? If you are in the Hurghada area of the Red Sea Governorate, contact a freshness center for dermatology, laser and beauty to set an appointment, where our certified specialists can talk to you about your cosmetic treatment options, and find out which one might be right for you!