Many people view freckles as cute and charming. The fortunate news about this skin condition is that, unlike most, it is harmless and doesn’t come with any negative health issues. However, some would prefer to live without freckles nonetheless.
If you have freckles or other pigmentation marks on your skin, we can help. We offer a range of treatment options for improving the texture and tone of your skin. Our options include the Morpheus8 and enlighten® PICO Genesis laser. If you’re interested in learning more, schedule a free consultation at one of our Massachusetts offices today.
Why Do I Have Freckles?
Freckles are a result of harmless melanin overproduction. Melanin is a polymer responsible for skin and hair color (pigmentation). When your skin is overexposed to the sun, brown spots and hyperpigmentation are soon to follow. In some cases, that exposure causes small dots to form on the skin instead. Some people may have pale, freckled skin, while others may have darker-looking dots. The likelihood of getting these odd little dots is attributed to both the natural environment and genetic predisposition.
What Are the Signs?
Freckles are typically grouped into two categories: ephelides and solar lentigines. Ephelides are a common type of pigmentation. They appear red or light brown and tend to develop in the first 2-3 years of a person’s life after sun exposure. Solar lentigines, on the other hand, are dark patches of skin that develop during adulthood. Despite the categorization, freckles can vary in size and color from person to person. We all have unique skin characteristics and, therefore, could have this condition expressed in different ways.
Ways to Get Rid of Freckles
At Skin MD, we provide several laser and radiofrequency options for addressing pigmentation. Our enlighten® PICO Genesis laser, for example, can address freckles in less than an hour. Treatments are non-invasive and require little, if any, downtime. To learn more about this and our other options, get in touch with a Skin MD office near you.
Treatments for Removing Freckles in Massachusetts
Not everyone considers freckles a beauty mark. If you would prefer to live without this issue, we can give you the treatment you need. Get in touch and get started by clicking the button below and scheduling a FREE consultation at your nearest Skin MD office.