As summer approaches, many of us are thinking about how best to protect our skin whilst still achieving that healthy-looking golden glow. However, for some people, who are prone to freckles, summer holds a whole new threat, as the sun can cause freckles to multiply and further pigmentation problems to occur.
What causes freckles?
Most people have the odd freckle – the average person has about 35 in total across their whole body – but some people have noticeably more than others.
We all have cells in our skin called melanocytes, which produce the pigment that gives skin its colour. Freckles occur when these cells are damaged by the sun and produce abnormal collections of pigment.
Should I get rid of them?
Not if they don’t cause you any concerns! Many people are more than happy with their freckles – they can be cute and quirky-looking – but for some people they can cause a real dent in confidence, and in that case it might be an idea to look at freckle removal.
How does freckle removal work?
Here at Dr Joney de Souza Aesthetic Clinic, in London, we offer a number of different treatments to deal with pigmentation problems – from cosmeceutical regimes to peels to laser treatment. However, if you have a serious freckle problem, then laser treatment is probably your best option.
We use the Cynosure Elite + laser to treat pigmentation in our Marylebone aesthetic clinic. The treatment works by directing a beam of light to each freckle. This light targets the pigment within the freckle and removes the problem without causing any scarring. An inbuilt air cooling system means any discomfort is minimal.
How soon will I see results?
The treatment usually causes the freckles to scab over, and the scabs will fall off within seven to ten days. A course of between four to six treatments, spaced three to four weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.
For more information on London freckle removal and the other treatments available at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Marylebone, please contact us.