Freckles and Your Skin
Picture of FrecklesFreckles are small brown spots usually found on the face, neck, chest, and arms. Freckles are extremely common and are not a health threat. They are more often seen in the summer, especially among lighter-skinned people and people with light or red hair.
What causes freckles to suddenly appear?
The exposure to UV-B radiation activates melanocytes to increase melanin production, which can cause freckles to become darker and more visible. This means that one who has never developed freckles may develop them suddenly following extended exposure to sunlight.
6 USEFUL TIPS FOR CARING FOR FRECKLED SKIN
Stay out of the sun, especially during the times the sun is most powerful (11am-4pm), seek the shade and stay indoors when you can.
Use sun protective clothing, there are clothes available that protect against UV rays such as long sleeve shirts, trousers and hats.
If you do need to head out in the sun use a SPF 50 sunscreen to protect from sun overexposure and reapply every couple hours.
Always apply moisturiser after being out in the sun to keep freckled skin smooth and supple.
Don’t cover up freckles with a heavy foundation – learn to love your unique markings.
To even out freckled areas, use a brow pencil to dot in a few extras.
Products with SPF protect your face from UVA and UVB radiation – include sunscreen for face in your daily routine.
Does IPL remove freckles?
IPL is an excellent treatment for removing spots from sun damage. It can also be used to remove freckles and moles. After treatment, the spots will start to peel off over the next few days.
How long does it take for freckles to fade after IPL?
The most common (and expected) side effect is a darkening of the more superficial brown spots of the areas being treating. This darkening of superficial brown spots will flake off after about 7-14 days.
Are IPL results permanent?
Yes! The IPL Photofacial treatment will permanently remove dark spots from the skin with minimal to no side effects. ... While results are permanent for existing skin concerns, that does not mean that dark marks or freckles will not return in the future if left un-protected from the sun.