I'd like to have freckle free skin (photo)

What would be the best way to get rid of my freckles? And does it make a difference if i go to a dermatologist or an aesthetician for laser or peel?

Doctor Answers 6

Freckle free skin

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Before treating any lesions, it is important that you have a diagnosis that they are benign.  Freckles can be easily diminished with IPL.  Dermatologists and aestheticians offer this service, but a physician should at least do the initial evaluation for you.  After treatment, it is critical that you avoid the sun or use sunscreen.

Charlotte Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
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Freckle Removal with Q-Switched Lasers

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Hi Zaza.  We offer this procedure at our office with q-switched lasers.  Fractional technology can help with pigment, but is not appropriate in your situation because you are not concerned with textural issues.  To see an example of freckle removal at our Los Angeles office with the Palomar Q-Yag V laser, click on the link below. 

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Going Freckle free with lasers (IPL, Fraxel), peels

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There are several options for pigment removal using laser devices, IPL combined with Fraxel, as well as TCA peels give great results. I would recommend getting a consultation with a cosmetic dermatologist. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Skin pigmented lesions

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The photographs suggest that these may be more than freckles.  If the lesions are raised and palpable the IPL or skincare may not treatment them well. I suggested going to your dermatologist for a diagnosis and possible treatment.

Richard O. Gregory, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Laser Resurfacing

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Thank you for your question. Laser resurfacing can remove uneven pigmentation, including freckles. I suggest that you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews


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Intense pulsed light treatments are a great way to diminish freckles.  Unfortunately they may recur with sun exposure, so you need to be very vigilant with the sunscreen.  You can get regular IPL treatments to keep them under control.  Peels can help as well.  

John J. Martin, Jr., MD
Coral Gables Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

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