There are a number of pigmentation issues that can affect a person. Freckles and blemishes comprise the most common issue faced by people worldwide. These are caused as a result of over production of melanin, the pigmentation that gives the skin its color. Although they can appear at any part of the body, the generally exposed areas of the skin are mostly affected by them.
Freckles only have a cosmetic effect and do not cause any physical symptoms. Some people accept them as a part of their appearance while others tend to not like them so much. To counter these, there are many treatments. Before getting them treated, understanding them is important.
What are Symptoms of Freckles and Blemishes?
Also known as age spots, freckles and blemishes, can be simply defined as irregular skin pigmentation that appears as flat, round brown spots of different sizes. Common symptoms include:
- Changes in skin tone
- Changes in skin texture
- Flat brown blotches of varying sizes
What Causes Freckles and Blemishes?
Freckles and blemishes are often considered as a genetic condition. But there is a long list of other factors as well that can cause this type of skin pigmentation. Common causes include:
- Excessive exposure to the sun
- Overproduction of melanin
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Overly fair complexion
- Skin conditions such as allergies and acne
Risk Factors of Freckles and Blemishes:
While some people are genetically pre-disposed to pigmentation issues, there are certain risk factors as well that make a person more prone to Freckles and Blemishes. These include:
- Ultraviolet rays of sun
- Harsh weather conditions
- Excessive dryness
- Unhealthy diet
- Nutritional deficiencies
How can I know if I have Freckles and blemishes?
This type of skin pigmentation has a peculiar appearance – flat red or light-brown spots that typically flare up during sunny months and fade away in winters. However, your dermatologist is the right person to differentiate between Freckles and Melasma. If you are seeking Freckles and Blemishes Treatment in Dubai, or any other city in the UAE, you can always trust our services, from diagnosis to treatment to prevention from recurrence.
How can I treat Freckles and Blemishes?
There are numerous options available for Freckles Treatment in Abu Dhabi. We shall briefly look into them.
- Topical creams
Mild to moderate Freckles can be easily treated with topical creams, particularly if they are caused by sun damage. There are a number of over the counter as well as prescription creams and serums that can lighten the skin complexion and make it look more even. The idea behind the creams is to inhibit the production of melanin.
However, the chemicals present in these creams can have ill effects on the health. Be sure to consult your doctor prior to using these creams since not all creams work for everyone
- Chemical Peels
Chemical peeling, also known as chemical exfoliation, is an outpatient procedure that involves shedding the top layer of skin using a chemical solution. The dermatologist will apply a chemical solution containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid and lactic acid on the area to be treated. The skin resurfaces and new top layer has lesser appearance of freckles and blemishes.
There has been a considerable increase in demand for Chemical Peels in Sharjah recently. The peels need to be repeated in most cases and the sessions are spaced a few weeks apart. Side effects usually are mild and great results can be had.
- IPL Treatment
IPL treatment or Intense Pulsed Light therapy can also provide significant improvement in the appearance of age spots. It uses a broad spectrum light in specific wavelengths to break down pigmentation buildups in the skin. The light is set in a manner to not affect the skin in nearby areas. Q-switched NDYAG Laser is the preferred option when it comes to Freckles and Blemishes Treatment in Dubai.
- Laser Treatment
The laser treatment used for the purpose of treating freckles and blemishes is Fractional CO2. Fractional CO2 Lasers comprise an extremely effective minimally-invasive procedure for permanently eliminating these pesky skin spots.
This skin resurfacing procedure works by removing the damaged top-most layer of skin in a fractionated method to reveal smooth and supple skin underneath, free from blemishes and freckles. It achieves this task by boring tiny holes in the skin. With greater collagen and elastin production, the health of the skin in general also improves. A few treatment sessions are needed to completely remove the freckles. Usually 4 to 6 Fractional CO2 sessions, spaced about one to two months apart are enough to achieve desired results.
Fractional CO2 Lasers comprise the most effective and the most demanded Freckles and Blemishes Treatment in Dubai. Here at Laser Skin Care Clinic we use DEKA Smartxide Fractional CO2 Laser is used for fractional Skin Resurfacing.
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I got freckles on my face during my first pregnancy a couple of years ago. I tried numerous home remedies and skin lightening creams but without any success. Six months ago I sought Olimpia’s help and after just three sessions of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL), my freckles vanished like I never had them. I am extremely satisfied with the results.
I would take this chance to thanks Olimpia Carmen and your clinic for treating the freckles and blemishes that I had struggled with for more than a year. Laser Photorejuvenation is a wonderful treatment for pigmentation. Could not be happier more. I would not hesitate to recommend Olimpia to my friends and family.
I recently had Laser Skin Resurfacing done at Laser Skin Care for freckles on forehead. Procedure was done professionally and I am extremely satisfied with the results. Olimpia and her staff are all very professional and cooperative. I am really happy with the smoothness and clarity of skin that I have regained after a long time. I would highly recommend Olimpia and her clinic for skin treatments.