A lot of people find freckles to be cute but then there is a whole other section of the society that wishes they’d never gotten any. So what really are these divisive freckles? Freckles, scientifically known as opheliids, are small brown spots that usually appear on the face and the arms. You could be born with them, the tendency to have them might’ve been passed down to you genetically or you might’ve developed them over time thanks to sun exposure, but they are just small spots that are caused due to hyperpigmentation in those specific areas.
Depending on your skin color, freckles may or may not appear on you. Generally, a lot of people with fair skin and naturally red hair, are seen to have developed freckles either in early childhood or as young adults. These freckles often get darker when exposed to sun rays.
Treatments for freckles
Preventing freckles is much easier in cases in which freckles appear due to external factors like sun exposure. However, treating freckles to fade away is also possible. Depending on your skin type, the type of freckles you have, the number of freckles and the area where they appear, an expert at our clinic will be able to guide you with a plan for fading away those freckles. Some of the treatment options that we, at PHI Clinic offer are:
- Chemical peels or medicated peels could help in fading away from the freckles by evening-out the skin surface by exfoliating the outer skin layer.
- Laser treatments could also be offered for some clients for getting help in fading the freckles
Sometimes, freckles are very light and don’t even need any treatment but there is always the risk of them getting darker. So how do you prevent them from getting darker? Yes, you guessed it right. It all boils down to sun exposure. It is crucial that you protect your skin from sun exposure, especially during the summer season. Apply sunscreen generously and frequently to all exposed areas of skin and reapply if you sweat or after you swim. No matter what treatment you choose, it is important to take care of your skin before and after the treatment and be protective of it in order for the treatment to last longer.
It is also crucial to choose a treatment plan wisely, only after proper consultation with an expert. If you are thinking of getting rid of your freckles, contact us and our experts will personally guide you through the treatments and options for getting rid of your freckles.