Not everybody is born with freckles. Some are hereditary, while others occur due to your body’s skin repair response when damaged by UV radiation. The cells in your body responsible for the colour of your skin – the melanin – group together at the spot of exposure. There they remain and may appear to be light brown, brown, dark brown and smooth to the touch. Over time, they will lighten and even disappear, provided that they don’t get any sun exposure.

It depends on the amount of freckles a person has that causes a sense of self-consciousness. But when your entire face or arm is covered in freckles, it is understandable why many afflicted by such severe cases would want to remove them.

  • Likely Candidates for Freckles

It’s usually hereditary. Those most likely to develop freckles are fair-skinned people, most commonly those with red hair. Light-eyed people with blond or brown hair may also be susceptible to freckles.

  • Types of Freckles

There are two types of freckles: The first type is normally seen in older skin, and is normally referred to as age or liver spots. These are not the freckles we’re discussing in here. The second type is the type called ephelis, which is caused by sun exposure.

  • How to remove them

Sun protection is your first line of defence, but if you already have freckles, then sun protection will help fade them away. You can have your freckles removed with laser removal.

The best thing you can do, if you really want your freckles gone, is to visit one of Melbourne’s most prestigious and renowned dermatologists who can perform laser treatment on your skin to remove your freckles painlessly. Also, while you’re there, you can have the doctor inspect your skin and give you the surety you need that all of the freckles are in fact freckles, and not some other form of skin disease.

If you want the best advice, then contact Victorian Dermal Group today on 03 9034 9081.

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