Which is Better for Treating Freckles, Photofacial or Fractional Laser?
- Asked by 9678anon in Arizona
- 3 years ago
Which will give the best results, Fractional treatment or Photo facial treatment for treating freckles? Which might require less treatments and remove the most freckles? thanks
Photofacial or IPL is a great treatment option for freckles while the fractional laser resurfacing is better used for fine wrinkles, acne scarring, etc.
For freckles, Photofacial/IPL is our first choice. The fractional for tone, wrinkles, and acne scarring.
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Palomar Starluxe 500 System works best!
Palomar® offers skin care lasers and pulsed light devices that deliver energy to target and destroy vascular and pigmented lesions associated with spider veins, reticular veins, rosacea, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, sun damage, age spots, dyschromia, melasma, poikiloderma, and angiomas from hands, legs, chest, arms and face.
Using the principle of selective photothermolysis, these treatments target different chromophores in the skin, which selectively absorb the laser or light energy as heat and yield the desired response. These optimal wavelengths of light clear vascular and pigmented lesions by targeting the chromophores of hemoglobin (for vascular lesions) and melanin (for pigmented lesions). These damaged lesions are then cleared by the body, removing the appearance of the lesion from the skin. Pigmented lesions undergo a mild desquamation and slough off within two or three days, while the vascular lesions blanch and then resolve within 10 to 14 days.
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