While facial freckles are regarded as “cute” on young children, not every adult appreciates these dark spots that commonly emerge on the cheeks after sun exposure. While certain individuals and skin types are more predisposed to freckles than others, it can be difficult to prevent them from making their appearance during the summer months – even with proper sunscreen applications. If you are bothered by your freckled cheeks or find yourself using extra layers of makeup to cover them up, you’ll be happy to know there are solutions at your Beverly Hills plastic surgery center.
What Causes Freckles?
Freckles are the result of extra melanocytes, which are pigment-producing cells that ramp up their production when ultraviolet (UV) rays are absorbed by the skin. These small, darker-pigmented spots are harmless, but they can often be an aesthetic concern for many individuals. Non-surgical treatments are available to help individuals regain an even-toned facial appearance by reducing the intensity of freckles.
How Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Therapy Can De-Freckle Your Face
One of the most innovative and minimally-invasive treatments for unwanted freckles is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial treatments. Also called photorejuvenation, IPL treatments are used to reduce or erase sun damage, age spots, enlarged pores, spider veins, rosacea and irregular skin pigmentation. Best of all, it works without damaging the surface of the skin. It is a quick, no downtime procedure that can improve both the texture and tone of your skin.
IPL treatment works by emitting light energy to the pigment cells of your skin, which is then converted into targeted heat that destroys freckles and other skin spots. Patients may feel a slight snapping or stinging sensation during IPL treatment, but the discomfort is minimal.
Freckles Treatment in Beverly Hills
Do you have freckles, sun damage or unwanted areas of skin pigmentation you’d like to get rid of? Call Dr. Talei at the Beverly Hills Center. We are proud to offer a full menu of non-surgical treatments that can help you regain confidence in your summer skin!