Freckles are flat, circular and tiny blemishes that appear on the skin, most commonly on the face. These spots are darker in appearance than one’s natural skin colour. Freckles usually appear as a result of the clustered concentration of myelinated cells. It is a common skin concern among the group of people who have lighter skin tone. It is also known as Ephelides.
What causes freckles?
Freckles are believed to originate as an outcome of a combination of genetic inclination (inheritance), and excessive sun exposure. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) light beams, which when consumed by the skin intensifies the generation of the pigment called melanin. According to various studies, people with light-colored eyes, and lighter skin complexion are particularly more responsive to the damaging influence of UV rays and are more prone to freckles. Freckles are typically nothing but an unusual substantial deposit of melanin at a single spot in the skin making it in tiny dark spots in a clustered form.
Treatments for freckles
Freckle removal treatments would be a welcome idea to anyone experiencing this condition. At Aster Dermatology, several safe and effective methods are available to help lighten and diminish the occurrence of freckles. For the best freckles treatment in Gurgaon, our skin specialist often suggests a combination of topical therapy & procedures depending on the severity of freckles and other such factors. As every individual's skin responds differently, therefore, creating a custom-made treatment plan after examining the case thoroughly helps provide great results.
Freckles can often recur with repeated UV exposures even after treatments. Therefore, sun protection plays an important role in managing the freckles.
Following are some of the commonly advised freckles removal treatments at Aster Dermatology-
Application of various bleaching creams and lotions are considered a good and gentle option when it comes to treating freckles. Most doctors recommend products that contain hydroquinone and kojic acid for treating freckles. These products tend to lighten the appearance of freckles if employed consistently, as suggested by the dermatologist. These bleaching and fading emulsions are more effective when the patient limits the outdoor visits and uses regular sun protection.
Retinoids are the most effective remedy for freckles. They are mostly used in conjunction with other bleaching creams and may assist in lightening blemishes when applied as directed by the doctor.
Cryosurgery is one of the best freckle control treatment in Gurgaon. In this procedure, a slight freeze infused with liquid nitrogen is employed to manage freckles. This therapy can treat various kinds of freckles effectively.
Laser Skin Resurfacing is a clinically proven treatment to diminish freckles. This treatment has shown drastic results in reducing pigmentation and other skin irregularities caused by sun damage. Laser Skin Resurfacing works effectively by safely and effectively penetrating deeper into the layers of the skin with extreme precision. It uses thermal energy to trigger the body’s healing process and this results in reduced pigmentation. Book an appointment with Aster Dermatology for the best laser treatment for freckles in Gurgaon. For a detailed information about the procedure click .
Photofacial or Fotofacial is another method that aids in lightening and removing annoying brown spots. This treatment is carried out using an intense light source that destroys the sources of discoloration. Read more about Photofacials .
Chemical peels are another popular treatment that helps in lightening the appearance of freckles and correct irregular pigmentation using skin safe chemicals. These peels are generally categorised as superficial, medium and deep peels depending upon the skin layer they target. These peels mainly help in removing the dead skin cells and clear out any kind of skin irregularities. Read more about Chemical Peels .
Everyone desires a flawless looking skin. But excessive sun exposure, unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle and stress can cause dullness and other pigmentary issues. Freckles are common and benign, yet many people want to eliminate them for cosmetic reasons. At Aster Dermatology, we understand the need to look flawless and that is why we curate treatment plans to provide our patients with nothing but the optimum results.