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Freckles – Causes, Treatment & Removal Method

Have you been searching for effective freckles removal solutions in Singapore? But left disappointed time and again that when they darken again? In this article, we will discuss what are freckles, how to remove freckles and how you can stop the recurrence of freckles.

What are Freckles?

Freckles usually appear on parts of the skin, such as the face and arms, that are regularly exposed to sunlight. Freckles are basically groups of skin cells (keratinocytes) in which melanin, the brown-colored skin pigment is located on the skin’s outer layer. Due to their one-dimensional appearance, freckles are flat, whereas moles can be touched and felt due to their lumpy structures.

Freckles are formed when specialized cells known as melanocytes produce melanin. Regular exposure to sunlight induces the melanocytes to increase their output of melanin. This in turn, forces the pigment to seep out and get absorbed by the adjoining skin cells. That’s why freckles form in spots, rather than as a uniform pattern stretching across the skin. Since people tend to get more exposure to the sun in the summer, freckles are more likely to form during this time of the year. Irrespective of the skin type, all skin types can develop freckles.

freckles spot on a women's face which she wants to get it remove

Treatment for Freckles Removal and how can I prevent it from appearing

So how can we get rid of freckles? There are a variety of freckles removal treatment options available, which can lighten your brown spots and bring your skin closer to a balance tone as most brown spots can quite easily be lightened. These freckles treatment can range from lasers, RF microneedling, chemical peels and etc, but it really depends on your type of severity of your freckles. 

Usually, specific treatments or a combination thereof, are used to deliver the best results. This is because,  every individual’s skin is unique and must be treated in a customized manner.  Following a detailed consultation, we will formulate the most suitable freckles treatment for you.

How can you stop the recurrence of freckles?

The best way to prevent freckles from recurring is prevention and protection. My recommendation is to to rely on water-resistant sunscreens with SPF (sun protection factor) 30 and above. Make sure to fully cover your skin before venturing outdoors in  the sun. Since freckles are the result of sun exposure, ensure proper protection for the skin, from the UV rays, to minimize the possibility of developing freckles.

Frequently Asked Questions - Freckles

Q. How many treatments does freckles removal need in Singapore?

A: From one to two weeks after the laser freckle removal treatment, the freckles get darker, scab and then peel off. We usually space freckle removal treatment at least one month apart. Most of our patients only need one to two sessions – in some cases, more treatments for freckle removal may be required.

Q. Is freckles treatment painful?

A: The overall treatment is comfortable, no numbing is required unless advised by the doctor.

Q. Is there downtime for freckles removal treatment?

A: No, patients can continue with their daily routine after the treatment. There will be some slight redness on the skin which will subside within a few hours.

Q. Will freckles recur after treatment?

A: As freckles are aggravated by sun exposure, it is important to adopt a sun protection regimen to ensure the freckles removal results are long lasting and sustainable and to prevent a recurrence, especially if you are residing in Singapore.