There are different treatment approaches to get rid of freckles. The most efficient is laser freckle removal or IPL. Chemical peels especially TCA peels are also useful for freckle treatment. The number of procedures, cost and downtime vary according to the treatment approach. There are some creams which help fade freckles however avoiding the sun and wearing SPF 30+ is the most effective cream for fading freckles.
Laser Freckle Removal
The best lasers for freckle removal are QSwitch nanosecond or picosecond lasers like the picosure laser.
They have in common the 1064nm wavelength which with ultrafast laser speed is safe to treat freckles on even darker skin types. With picosecond lasers there is added safety, as the treatment does not heat the skin so minimises the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Picosecond lasers effectively shatter the pigment with a photoacoustic shock. The cost of laser freckle removal is
IPL Freckle Removal
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is a form of treatment that pulses light onto your skin. The light is absorbed into elements of colour (the brown in freckles), then turns to heat energy to break down the pigmentation. IPL will target the pigmentation without harming the skin’s surface to create an evener skin tone. However IPL is not safe to use in darker skin types because of risk of Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Cutera Limelight $330 for a full face.
How to Remove Freckles With Laser and IPL?
Freckles can be treated with laser and light therapy. Dark freckles respond quickly because they have more of the target pigmentation. With the Cutera limelight IPL, even very low contrast freckles fade, safely. The cost of the Cutera Limelight IPL is $250 – $330.
Peels for Freckle Removal
Facial peels work by targeting areas that are prone to sun damage, ageing or blemishes. Chemical peels can be worked into a comprehensive skin treatment plan, customised for your skin to treat a range of skin concerns while working to reduce the appearance of freckles. A facial peel to target pigmentation costs only $165 to $220. We also offer spot treatment with 40% TCA peel which is useful for hard to treat spots. The cost of these varies depending on the number of spots to be treated.
It is best to come in for a FREE assessment at the outset. Our team will listen to you to get a full picture of your history, skin care regime, concerns and goals. We will work with you to come up with the right approach for freckle treatment that will best meet your goals.
Free Assessment with Our Team.
With over ten years’ experience in the cosmetic industry, our team of professionals will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you with your goals. Whether it ’s freckle treatment or therapies to fade and even pigmented skin tone, our treatments can be customised to fit your needs.
What are Freckles?
Freckles are small light to dark brown spots that appear on your skin at an early age. They are most common on the face, though they do occur in any body area. You are more prone to freckles if you have light skin, eye and hair colour. Freckles are the result of increased melanin (pigmentation in your skin). Sun exposure at a young age (UVB activates your skin cells to produce more melanin) causes freckles. With the high UV index in Brisbane freckles and other forms of skin pigmentation are common.
Do Freckles Fade?
If protected from the sun, freckles will fade to varying degrees. It is common in our Brisbane summer to notice freckles darken. As you move from childhood to adulthood, many people find their brown patches fade to a degree; both these scenarios are due to changes in UV exposure. However, without active freckle treatment they seldom disappear entirely.
Freckle Removal Cream
There are skin care products that help lessen and fade freckles, but there is no cream they will remove them entirely. Creams that contain Vitamin A, B & C, (and others) work in different ways to help, fade freckles. Wearing good sunscreen with SPF 30+ is vital. Lastly the addition of Vitamin A, either prescription from one of our Doctors or a good retinol.
However, there is a limit to what skincare alone can achieve, and if you seriously want to get rid of freckles, you should consider IPL & laser freckle removal.