Remove Freckles Safely
Freckles are nothing but excess skin pigmentation. IPL Photofacial can help in treating unwanted freckles. Your freckles can be made to fade away or lighten by using advanced Broadband Light (BBL) device on the skin.
Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by board certified physician Dr. Bijan Farah, provides IPL Photofacial Broadband Light (BBL) skin care treatments to patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
Types of Freckles
Freckles are tiny skin areas that are darker than the surrounding skin. They are most likely to be present on the face, shoulders, arms, and other areas. They are more prevalent on people with lighter skin and with red or light blonde hair. However, they are common in people with other skin tones as well. This includes those with dark complexion. Freckles are likely to appear in places where the skin is exposed to sun. They are particularly prevalent among people of Celtic origin.
However, freckles are not an indication of unhealth. They are merely formed because color causing melatonin in the skin is not distributed uniformly. Freckles can range from red, orange, yellow, brown, and black.
They are of two broad categories:
- Ephelides freckles are lighter colored spots that are flat and appear in the summer months. These spots tend to fade away during the winter.
- Lentigines are darker in color and are present whether there is any sun exposure or not. These develop after sun damage or sunburn.
How Does IPL Photofacial Remove Freckles?
IPL Phototherapy is an effective way of treating freckles. Light energy gets easily absorbed by the darker areas in the skin. Melanin breaks down in this therapy that is the basis of each freckle. Surrounding area without excess melanin remain unaffected.
The more the contrast between the freckle color and skin, the easier it gets to correct pigmentation imbalance by using IPL. The therapy is effective even when used on dark complexioned people. However, it is not that effective in very dark-skinned people or people with deep suntans.
Light anesthetic or a cooling gel is applied on the skin to reduce discomfort during the IPL treatment. Each session takes about 30 minutes. You may require 3 – 5 treatment sessions before the results are final. Size of the treatment area determines the number of treatment sessions. Your treatment provider will recommend multiple treatments that are spaced out 3 – 6 weeks apart.
Recovery After IPL Treatment
You may notice individual pigmented spots to darken almost immediately. However, they will fade away as you get further treatment sessions. Your skin may also appear slightly swollen and red following the treatment session. These symptoms usually begin to disappear the next or same day. You should be able to resume all normal activities almost right away.
Freckles are usually harmless. However, there are several other types of skin problems which may appear similar to freckles. These can be caused because of skin cancers or melanoma.
Rejuvenate Medical Spa receives patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for Broadband Light (BBL) IPL Photofacial skin rejuvenation procedures.
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