According to the American Association of Dermatologists, age spots are an obvious sign of skin damage. So, if you are developing freckles and blemishes, there is a high probability that you are not taking proper care of your skin. One most common cause behind formation of these unsightly brown spots on your skin is excessive sunlight exposure. Ultraviolet rays of skin are hazardous for your skin; they trigger melanin production in your skin in areas that are often exposed to sunlight. However, there can be many other factors contributing to the appearance of freckles on your skin including poor diet, iron deficiency, hormonal changes and genetics.
Freckles and blemishes equally affect men and women but are particularly common in people with fair complexion. These age spots are mostly uniform in color, with brown being the most common color, but they may be any shade of red, brown, black or tan. Whatever the color may be, one thing is obvious that these spots will be a little darker than the surrounding skin.
Freckles and blemishes (علاج الكلف) are quite harmless and rarely cause any serious skin condition. More than 90 percent of individuals seek pigmentation treatment for freckles and blemishes for cosmetic reasons. Whilst, for most of people these brown spots are a source of embarrassment and low self-esteem, there are individuals who think they are cute. If you are one of those who believe freckles and blemishes are embarrassing, here is some good news for you: these unsightly brown spots, resembling polka dots can be prevented, lightened and even eliminated from any part of the body, be it your nose, cheeks or shoulders or anywhere else.
There are numerous treatments available that significantly improve the appearance of freckles and blemishes, from Microdermabrasion to chemical peels (تصبغات الوجه) to IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), with the latter being the choice of majority, since it offers instant results and involves minimum discomfort. IPL is a type of laser and therefore works in a similar fashion as any another laser therapy does.
A beam of intense pulsed light is aimed at the freckles. The melanin underneath your skin absorbs the spectrum of light and disperses over time, leaving behind keratinocyte cells. Since freckles are caused by pigmentation underneath the top most layer of skin, their treatment is not invasive. Furthermore, this leaves no room for damage to other tissues. Multiple sessions may be required for complete elimination of freckles and blemishes.