Freckles are small brown spots usually found on the face and arms. Freckles are extremely common and are not a health threat. They are more often seen in the summer, especially among lighter-skinned people and people with light or red hair.
What Causes Freckles?
Causes of freckles include genetics and exposure to the sun.
Do Freckles Need to Be Treated?
Since freckles are almost always harmless, there really is no need to treat them. As with many skin conditions, it’s best to avoid the sun as much as possible or use a sunscreen with SPF 50. This is especially important because people who freckle easily (for example, lighter-skinned people) are more likely to develop skin cancer.
Treatments For Freckles
- Fractional Q switched ND-Yag Laser – Is gold standard laser treatment which treats freckles very effectively.
- TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) – Some people can try freckles removal with an application of TCA but in this process chances of getting unexpectable scarring is more.