One of the most common issues related with skin around the world are freckles and blemishes. They are more prevalent in regions where people have a fairer complexion in general. Although it is aesthetic in nature and does not have any other effects on the health of a person, most people want to get rid of them.
These are caused by presence of excessive melanin in the skin. Blemishes can be caused due to too much exposure to the sun, aging, hormonal imbalance and can also be hereditary in nature.
To achieve the task of getting rid of freckles and blemishes, there are many treatments that can be used. These treatments are noninvasive in nature and generally have little side effects with no downtime. Let’s have a closer look into the various freckles and blemishes treatments that are available.
Topical creams of different types are the first kind of treatment against the freckles and blemishes. These work with varying degree of success and come in different strengths. It is important that these creams are prescribed by the doctor since some of them can cause serious side effects. At times, they may be prescribed along with oral medications in order to achieve the desired results.
Fractional CO2 is carbon dioxide laser that is fractionated in thousands of shafts to provide with the same level of efficiency as the traditional laser but removing the downtime and discomfort associated with it. The laser bores microscopic holes in the top surface of the skin, thus correcting the problem by resurfacing the skin. The production of collagen in the skin also improves greatly as a result. Several treatments maybe needed to achieve the desired outcome.
Chemical peels are acidic solutions that are available in various strengths depending upon the needs of a given person. They remove the damaged top layer of the skin to allow healthier skin to replace it and increase the production of collagen in the process. Be sure to use services of an expert and do not try to do it at home since you can risk seriously burning your skin.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL bring to use specific wavelengths of a broad spectrum light in order to target the excessive melanin in the skin to get rid of freckles and blemishes. Since the light targets the primary chromophore, the darker matter in the skin, the areas around the freckles are not affected by the treatment. There are hardly any side effects and normal routine can be carried out after the procedure.
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