Treatments for freckles

Treatment for freckles:
Right photos: 5 months after 3rd laser treatment (Fotona QxMax Nd:Yag )

1.       Sun Protection
Prevention is the key
Apply broad spectrum sunscreen when out in the sun.
Wearing a wide- brimmed hat.
Try to say indoors from 10.00am to 4.00pm when the sun UV rays are strongest.
After a tanning session, try to rehydrate the skin as soon as possible by applying facial mask, and drink plenty of water (2L and above).

2.       Lightening creams
Lightening creams can help lighten freckles if they are applied consistently over a period of months.
Examples of some active ingredients are vitamin C serum, arbutine, kojic acid, and Licorice.

3.       Chemical Peels
This treatment can help lighten freckles and improve irregular pigmentation by elimination of the surface keratinized layer, this treatment does not involve in elimination of the pigment cell (Melanocyte).

4.       Intense pulsed light treatment
 IPL can lighten and remove freckles.

5.       Laser Treatments
Multiple types of lasers are used for freckles reduction. They include the Q-Switch ND-Yag, Long-Pulse alexandrite, and CO2 lasers.

The gold standard for brown pigment removal: The KTP laser, which can help lighten and decrease the appearance of freckles safely and effectively.

Anna Hoo