Freckles are the very definition of girl-next-door beauty. Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman are just a few A-list actors who started their careers with freckles. While Julianne Moore has resolutely conserved the freckles of her youth, Nicole Kidman has invested in the smooth, porcelain look of her now freckle-free skin. Basically, it’s your choice if you want to keep your freckles or not. If you have unwanted freckles, there is a way to fade them so you can be comfortable in your own skin.

What causes freckles and how can you get rid of them?

Freckles are sometimes called ephelis which are most often seen on people with a fair complexion. Freckles are a small patch of light brown pigment on the skin. They are not always caused by the sun, but often become more pronounced through sun exposure. Wearing sunscreen can prevent darkening of existing freckles. But if you want to get rid of your freckles, laser light is a common treatment used to treat freckles.

Introducing the PicoWay Laser

Many people have their unwanted freckles removed for cosmetic reasons using the PicoWay laser. PicoWay offers leading edge technology to treat pigmented lesions such as age spots, sun spots, brown spots, birthmarks, and freckles.

The PicoWay laser is gentle and safe when compared to other treatments because it uses minimal heat. Since freckles sit on the top of your skin, the laser does not need to go into the deep layers of your skin to work. The laser targets the pigment of your freckles which are then shattered into the smallest of particles with ultra-short picosecond pulses.

Post treatment, you can expect to see darker areas slough off over a few days. You will need one or two treatments, spaced three to four weeks apart. In research by Syneron Candela, the manufacturer of the PicoWay laser, 96 percent of discolorations had good or complete clearance.

The PicoWay laser is more comfortable than traditional therapies because it laser emits less heat than conventional lasers and leaves the surrounding skin undamaged. The PicoWay laser is safe, non-invasive, provides accelerated results, requires little down time, and it’s safe for all skin types including Asian skin tones.

Now you can get rid of unwanted freckles to achieve the smooth, porcelain look of freckle-free skin. PrecisionMD Cosmetic Surgery Center offers FREE consultations to determine which treatment is best for you so you can be comfortable in your own skin. We’d love to hear from you! Give us a call at 916.245.2665.