Certain pigmentation issues, like freckles, can seem attractive to some. For others, these spots can be annoying to deal with. If you are unhappy with having freckles on your face and prefer to live without them, our Coolview™ laser and IPL Photofacial treatments may be right for you. These treatments typically take less than an hour to perform and offer excellent results without downtime. Schedule an appointment in Newport Beach, California.
How Do Freckles Occur?
Harmless melanin overproduction is the cause of freckles. Melanin is a substance responsible for skin and hair color (pigmentation). When your skin is overexposed to the sun, brown spots and hyperpigmentation soon follow. In some cases, that exposure causes small dots to form on the skin instead. Some people may have pale, freckled skin, while others may have darker-looking dots. The likelihood of getting these odd little dots is attributed to both the natural environment and genetic predisposition.
What Are the Signs?
Freckles are flat and can vary in size and color from person to person. We all have unique skin characteristics and, therefore, could have this condition expressed differently. The most common areas where people develop freckles are on the face, neck, back, arms, and upper chest.
Treatments for Freckles
We typically use the Excel V+ Coolview™ laser to target the pigment specifically. It has a refrigerated tip to avoid pain and tissue damage. We also offer IPL Photofacial treatments (an older technology) that use a very bright light to target the pigment. Both are safe, non-invasive, and effective in treating various skin concerns. These treatments use light in a series of gentle pulses over the skin. During treatment, the light penetrates through your skin and is absorbed by freckles and other pigmentation areas. While treating your skin, they also stimulate collagen production, providing long-lasting, anti-aging results.
Schedule Treatments for Freckles in Orange County, CA
If you have freckles, you prefer to live without, a Coolview™ laser or IPL Photofacial can be a great treatment option. This procedure takes little time and offers excellent long-lasting results. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or give our office a call by dialing (949) 650-6710.