Which is Better for Treating Freckles, Photofacial or Fractional Laser?

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

Doctor Answers (3)

Photofacial

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Photofacial or IPL is a great treatment option for freckles while the fractional laser resurfacing is better used for fine wrinkles, acne scarring, etc. 


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Photofacial

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For freckles, Photofacial/IPL is our first choice.  The fractional for tone, wrinkles, and acne scarring.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Palomar Starluxe 500 System works best!

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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.
 

Marisa Lawrence, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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