Freckles are multiple small circular brown areas on the skin mostly seen in sun exposed areas like face, neck, chest, back, arms and shoulder. Freckles are harmless and benign.
Freckles occur as a result of increased melanin content inside of keratinocytes, mainly seen in the basal cell layer.
Usually, freckles start to occur at a very young age. Freckles most commonly occur in people with lighter or fairer skin types, and in those who have a genetic predisposition to developing freckles.
Prolonged sun exposure also leads to the development of freckles.
To prevent freckles, its best to use sunscreen from a young age. Choose sunscreens with good SPF and PA rating. Re application of sunscreen is necessary. Wear broad rimmed hat and and try to remain in shade as much as possible.
Treatment of Freckles
Topical therapy has not provided good results when it comes to freckles. Retinoids only provide mild relief.
Mainstay of management is Q switched LASER which reduces the melanin content from different layers of the skin. Multiple sittings are required to give the desired result. Get in touch with us to get the best frecles treatment in Gurgaon at Estique Skin Clinic.