Freckles and sun spots are small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure. and are formed due to an overproduction of melanin.
They vary in shape and size and usually occur on the areas of your body that have had the most sun exposure, such as your face, shoulders, forearms, and backs of your hands.
In most cases, freckles and sunspots are harmless and can be treated for cosmetic purposes.
What does the treatment involve?
CONSULTATION: At the start of any treatment a thorough consultation will take place, where our qualified & experienced specialized dermatologist will examine your skin and advise a treatment plan for your specific needs.
PROCESS: Before we start the treatment a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. This will help reduce any discomfort. The laser treatment is then systemically applied to the treatment area. The Q-switch laser is highly attracted to melanin in the freckles. Freckles that absorb this laser energy usually have the melanin in the freckle destroyed by shattering the pigment particles.
TIME: A session can be anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes.
FINISHING: no downtime.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: number of sessions may vary from patient to patient depending on their specific skin needs and concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions:
DOES IT HURT?
Our patients report they feel a snapping sensation, similar to a rubber band on their skin and some heat.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Straight after the freckle removal laser treatment, your freckles will appear darker than normal. The surrounding treatment area will also appear red and may swell. One week after the treatment, the freckles will scab and then peel off.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Most of our patients only need one to two sessions – in some cases, more treatments for freckle removal may be required. We usually space freckle removal treatment at least one month apart.
IS FRECKLE REMOVAL PERMANENT?
We have been providing effective freckle removal treatments. Your skin condition and freckles will not revert right back to their initial treatment. However, it’s important to note that with the normal ageing process and daily sun exposure, freckles may still appear. This is why we can’t guarantee that our freckle removal treatment is permanent.
AFTERCARE OF FRECKLE REMOVAL?
- Avoid heat (hot showers, sauna, and intense cardio) for 24 hours after treatment.
- Refrain from any type of exfoliating treatments such as glycolic acid or enzymes to the area for 2 week after your treatment.
- Apply Sunscreen daily, at least 30+ SPF.
- You may notice a little rough texture to your skin the following days. That’s normal, be sure to keep your skin moisturized.
- DO NOT PEEL AWAY ANY OF THE SCABS, THIS MAY LEAD TO PIGMENTATION. The scabs will fall on there own.