While some Atlanta residents do have skin that is more prone to developing freckles, these dark spots are formed by exposure to the sun and can appear as early as childhood.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are absorbed by the skin, which enhances the production of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes, resulting in freckles.
While these marks are small and harmless there can be thousands of them on your face, which alters your natural appearance. But if it’s a concern, there are treatments available to reduce the intensity of your freckles..
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Skin Treatments
Sun Induced freckles can be treated with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) skin treatments. This procedure is FDA approved and can also be used to treat skin conditions including rosacea, age spots, acne scarring, blemishes, sun damage, and unwanted facial hair.
IPL is a non-invasive treatment with little to no recovery time and low-risk complications.
IPL treatment is administered via a hand-held laser that emits a special light when it’s placed on the skin. The pigment cells in your skin absorb the light energy and convert it into heat, which destroys freckles and other skin spots.
When the light is being emitted, you’ll feel a snapping sensation on your skin which is similar to a rubber band snap, but typically, the discomfort is small and doesn’t require that the area be numbed.
Where to Get Freckles Treatment in Atlanta
Dr. Stong and the staff of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery are committed to repairing damaged skin and improving your facial appearance. To learn more about how we can reduce the appearance of your freckles, schedule a consultation today!
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371 East Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 963-6665