Freckles

Freckles

Freckles Treatment in Pune

Freckles or ephelides are brown spots on the skin, that are clusters of melanized cells. In fact, these are a sign of overexposure to the sun.
While most freckles do not pose any danger, they indicate sun damage to the skin. Moreover, freckles have a tendency to develop with an increase in melanin production.

Freckles

Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays causes an increase in melanin production. This increase in melanin is the skin’s attempt to protect itself from more sun damage. In fact, freckles often disappear in the winter. They are very visible and dark during the summer season. This is due to overexposure to the sun during summer.

Freckles are more visible and more common in individuals with fair skin. This is because fair skin is more prone to sunburns. Moreover, freckles appear during childhood in the sun-exposed areas of the body.

Causes of Freckles 

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Sun exposure
  • Exposure to the fluorescent tanning lights

Do & Don’t for Getting Freckles

DO: Wear hats, caps, and scarves when exposed to the sun.
DO: Use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
DO: Follow a healthy lifestyle.
DO: Eat a diet rich in vitamin C.

DON’T: Use tanning beds.
DON’T: Expose yourself to accidental radiation.
DON’T: Expose yourself to artificial UV light.
DON’T: Overexpose yourself to the sun.

Types of freckles

There are two types of Freckles.

1. Ephelides:

These are tiny, flat, tan-colored spots. They are more visible in summers. In fact, one can see these in people with light skin, reddish hair, and bright eyes.

2. Solar lentigines:

These are large pigmented spots. They are isolated. Moreover, one can commonly find them in areas with sunburn. They are common in older people.

Treatments of freckles

One doesn’t need to treat Freckles for medical reasons. In most cases, individuals wish to improve the appearance of freckles for cosmetic purposes. Dermatologists customize treatments based on skin type.

The same treatment may have different effects on different individuals.

Freckles often recur with repeated UV exposure.

  • Topical creams:

These mainly include skin lightening (bleaching) creams containing hydroquinone, AHA, kojic acids, retinoids, etc.

  • Medical procedures

There are various medical procedures. They are safe and effective. Often, dermatologists recommend these procedures in combination with one another.

1. Chemical peels:

 Chemical peels act by causing superficial peeling and removing the melanin pigment in superficial layers of skin. They also help fade and maintain freckles. 

Depending on the depth of skin penetrated, the chemical peels come in three different strengths: superficial, medium, and deep. Various peels such as glycolic acid, TCA peels, etc. can be used to treat freckles under the supervision of dermatologists.

Chemical peels can be used for freckles on the face, arms, and hands. They may temporarily cause some stinging, redness, irritation, and swelling. Skin takes about two weeks to heal in case of moderate peels. During this period, it’s essential to avoid the sun and apply a topical ointment daily to promote healing and soothe skin.

2. Cryotherapy:

  1. In cryotherapy, individual freckles are treated by using liquid nitrogen following which there is redness and sometimes scab formation, which falls off in 7-10 days.
  2. This procedure should be performed only by skilled and experienced dermatologists as it may cause temporary or permanent hypopigmentation over treated areas.
  3. However, nowadays because of the availability of much safer options like lasers, cryotherapy isn’t as common as it once was.

3. Laser therapy:

  1. There are multiple types of lasers available that may help in lightening and reducing the appearance of the freckles in a safe and effective manner. This is quite a safe procedure and has a high success rate with an extremely low risk of scarring and skin discoloration.
  2. Q switch NdYAG is a very effective and safe laser used for laser treatment for freckles

 

  • Lifestyle changes  

1. Sun protection:

This is a must for preventing new freckles.  A broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF>30) should be used daily. One must apply it for at least 15 minutes before going outdoors. Physical protection is a must too.

2. Vitamin C:

This vitamin prevents melanin production by inhibiting tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is the enzyme for melanin synthesis. Citrus fruits, kiwis, spinach are all rich sources of this vitamin; or you could also take vitamin C supplements.

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Freckles or ephelides are brown spots on the skin. In fact, they are a cluster of melanized cells. In fact, these are a sign of overexposure to the sun.
While most freckles do not pose any danger, they indicate sun damage to the skin. Moreover, freckles have a tendency to develop with an increase in melanin production.

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