At Radiant Dermatology, we can help you get rid of those unwanted freckles or sunspots. We provide extensive education on proper skin care, including helping you pick out the right sunscreen for you. We offer at-home treatment, brightening/lightening pads, and creams that will minimize the appearance of sun damage. If you desire quicker results, we offer a variety of chemical peels to lighten these spots.
What are Freckles?
Freckles are clusters of concentrated melanin that are most often visible on people with a fair complexion. A freckle is also called an “ephelis.” Freckles can be found on anyone, no matter the person’s background.
Freckles are predominantly found on the face, although they may appear on any skin exposed to the sun. Freckles are rare on infants, and are common on children before puberty; they are less common on adults.
What Causes Freckles?
Sun exposure triggers the formation of freckles. Exposure to UV radiation activates melanocytes to increase melanin production, which causes freckles to become darker.
If you have lightened your freckles with creams, peels, or lasers, make sure you use sunscreen to avoid reappearance. Freckles do fade with age in some cases.
Freckles are not a skin disorder. People with freckles usually have a lower concentration of photoprotective melanin and are therefore more susceptible to the harmful effects of UV-radiation. Dr. Friedrichs recommends daily sunscreen application of an SPF 30 or higher with a broad spectrum (blocks both UVA and UVB) physical blocking ingredient such as zinc oxide.
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