Question: I’ve spent years in the sun, and have formed freckles as a result. How can I get rid of them?
The answer is YES. Wish you could reverse all those years spent in the sun? Unfortunately, excessive sun exposure is the main culprit behind premature aging – it causes skin discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles, and, yes, even freckles.
Those Freckles Aren’t So Cute Anymore
What are freckles anyway? Freckles are small brown spots usually found on the face and arms. Freckles are extremely common—and luckily they aren’t a health threat. They are more often seen in the summer, especially among lighter-skinned people and people with light or red hair. Freckles are often caused by genetics and exposure to the sun.
As with many skin conditions, it’s best to avoid the sun as much as possible. This is especially important because people who freckle easily (for example, lighter-skinned people), for they are more likely to develop skin cancer.
To avoid freckling, use a sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher. Sunscreen is one of the keys to radiant, youthful-looking skin. Daily use may even lower your long-term risk of skin cancer. By reducing your daily sun exposure, sunscreen allows your skin time to heal and your immune system the chance to repair some existing damage.
Got Sun Damage?
There are also two medspa treatments that can reverse visible signs of freckles. These are:
Clear + Brilliant
The heavily freckled can now turn to Clear + Brilliant, which rejuvenates the skin from the inside out using a non-invasive dioxide laser. Compared with similar laser treatments, Clear + Brilliant procedures require little recovery time and boast a lower risk of complications. Clear + Brilliant works its magic by revitalizing skin from the inside out. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. Sounds complicated, right? But it’s really just about replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger-looking tissue. The result? Smoother, softer and youthful-looking skin. And the best part is that Clear + Brilliant erases freckles and superficial brown spots.
Almost all patients who undergo Clear + Brilliant treatments report their skin looks younger and feels smoother. What’s more, their skin achieves a noticeable glow after a series of three to five Clear + Brilliant treatments.
IPL Photo Facials
Photo facials use light therapy to boost collagen production and remove from skin unwanted brown spots, freckles, broken blood vessels, and sun damage. Compared to other skin rejuvenation techniques results obtained with IPL photo facials are superior, and the procedure itself significantly gentler. Skin rejuvenation techniques such as chemical peels tend to generate stinging and burning. This often necessitates a few days spent recovering – not exactly convenient for people with active lifestyles. With photo facials, however, you can return to work the same day as treatment.
IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues like freckles.
You can expect outstanding results with IPL photo facials. But you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases those results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment. You’ll be kissing those freckles good-bye in no time.
Erase Your Freckles with LaserAway
LaserAway is proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. LaserAway hires only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about Clear + Brilliant or IPL photo facials? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you look your best!