Freckles are clusters of concentrated melanin and are most visible on people with light coloured skin (fair complexion); Freckles are most noticeable on people with fair skin and red or blonde hair.
While freckles are most noticeable on persons with fair complexion, they can occur on anyone irrespective of their ancestry and genetic background.
Freckles are predominantly found on the face, although they can also appear on any part of the body exposed to the sun, including the hands and the shoulders. Freckles commonly seen on children and some people associate them with an appearance of being younger.
The formation of freckles is triggered by exposure to sunlight. The exposure to UV-B radiation causes our body to increase melanin production, which usually causes freckles to become darker.
Upon exposure to the sun, freckles will reappear if they have been altered with creams or lasers and not protected from the sun, however freckles usually fade as we grow older and with reduced exposure to the sun.
Freckles are not a skin disorder, but while some people view freckles as enhancing a youthful look, some view freckles as blemishes and seek treatment to reduce their appearance.
As with all Laser therapy treatments, the frequency and number of treatments will depend on your skin type, the area affected and the size of that area. Contact us to arrange a free consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs.
Are there any Precautions to take during treatment?
As with all laser treatment, you must avoid exposure to direct sunlight before treatment, during treatment and for some weeks following treatment. At City Laser Clinic, our experienced qualified therapists will advise you based on your skin type and the nature of the treatments that you are receiving.
At City laser Clinic, we understand the distress and embarrassment that skin lesions can cause, particularly when darker and covering larger parts of the visible skin, City Laser Clinic uses the MedLite Laser for the reason that it is the best most effective Laser device currently available, and provides different wavelength , suited to different skin conditions
The City Laser Clinic therapists do sometimes need to refer clients to their General Medical Practitioner for assessment and when in doubt will not treat until a Medical Clearance is provided.Back to Top