Which surgeon should I go to for freckles removed? (photo)
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Freckles Respond Well To At-Home & In-Office Superficial Peel Treatments
There are many different ways to remove Freckles, whether it be with laser or chemical peels. The most important thing is to remember that the most effective method depends also on skin type. If you have extensive freckles then Fraxel may be the best method. If there are isolated freckles then the best treatment may be the Yag or Tri-Vantage laser. Be certain to find a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience in cosmetics for the best results.
Laser for freckles and sun spots
When considering physicians to perform laser surgery on your skin, it is very important to choose a provider with extensive experience with laser devices. I would look for offices with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon on staff. Nurses can also perform laser surgery. If you choose to have treatment with a nurse, they should be under the supervision of a competent physician who can approve your treatment plan.
There are several types of laser and light devices that can treat pigmentation. The most common treatment we use for freckling and sun damage in our office is Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL. Don't forget to wear your sunscreen everyday to prevent more freckling and prepare you for treatment. It is not advisable to receive these types of treatments when you have a tan, so keep that in mind!
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