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Your Complete Guide To Freckles And Possible Treatments

Freckles are small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure. In most cases, they are harmless. They form as a result of overproduction of melanin. 

Let’s read to know more about it. 

There are two categories: 

    • Ephelides 
    • Solar lentigines 

Ephelides are the common type of freckles with these brown spots. 

Solar lentigines are dark patches of skin that develop during adulthood. This includes aging spots and sun spots

The two types of freckles can look similar but differ in other ways such as their development.

What increases the chance of development?

The credit goes to both the natural environment and genetics. Your risk for burning can increase the incidence of this brown pigmentation.

Your Complete Guide To Freckles And Possible Treatments

What’s the difference between these dark spots and sunspots?

All freckles fall into the ephelides and solar lentigines categories. Sun spots can differ from them. Solar lentigines include sunspots, which can sometimes be scaly.

Your Complete Guide To Freckles And Possible Treatments

Different from moles:

Moles are not the same. They are still skin lesions but are often darker and not necessarily associated with sun exposure. Like ephelides though, moles are more common among light-skinned people.

A mole is made of an excess of pigment-forming cells with a greater than average supply of blood vessels. It’s normally present at or soon after birth.

Your Complete Guide To Freckles And Possible Treatments

How to remove them?

There are a number of treatments available for their removal, including lasers, serums and chemical peels. Laser removal is an effective, permanent treatment for removing this type of pigmentation.

Fraxel (1927nm) laser,  Gemini (532nm) laser, Ruby (694nm) laser, and PiQo4 laser (532nm) are treatment options which prove effective in the hands of experienced practitioners. Selection of laser and laser settings may depend on the patient’s skin type and needs.

Home remedies, let us have a look 

Your Complete Guide To Freckles And Possible Treatments

  1. Apple cider vinegar
  2. Lemon
  3. Aloe vera
  4. Honey 
  5. Turmeric 
  6. Buttermilk
  7. Eucalyptus oil

Above are kitchen ingredients that will help you in getting rid from these darker spots.

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Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels.  As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

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