As an adult, there are more than a dozen things you did when you were twelve that you just wouldn’t do now. Whether it’s toilet papering the boy’s house you like or laying out in the sun with tanning oil, there are some things that just aren’t considered to be kosher as an adult. If you weren’t particularly careful with your skin as a preteen and teenager and had one too many freckles to show for it, you may think you’re stuck with them. However, with a combination of treatments and prevention, you can get rid of your freckles and keep your skin freckle free in the process. Read on to learn more about how you can start living freckle free.
Intense Pulse Light
Intense Pulse Light, or IPL, is a laser treatment that is used to break up the pigment in your skin to reveal a more blemish free you. When using IPL for freckles, short bits of light will target the melanin (the dark pigment causing your freckles) and absorb it. Depending on how dark your freckles are and how many you have, you will likely have to undergo a few IPL sessions.
If you have a few light colored freckles across your face, then a chemical peel may work. By using ingredients like glycolic acid, a chemical peel targets the top few layers of your skin while encouraging the production of newer, healthier skin. In the process, you can get rid of certain skin imperfections like scars, acne, and even small freckles in some instances.
Whether you decide to go with an IPL or chemical peel to get rid of your freckles, the one thing you should be doing regardless is wearing sunscreen on your face every day. Even though sunscreen won’t prevent you from getting freckles, it does act as a natural defense against them.
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If you have freckled skin that you would like to get rid of, look no further; the experts at Skin & Laser Surgery Center can help. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with our office, contact us today!