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Do Freckles Fade
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
Not likely to fade.: so would be permanent.Get a more detailed answer ›
What type of creams, surgeries, or home remedies can make freckles fade away or lessen in appearance?
What type of creams, surgeries, or home remedies can make freckles fade away or lessen their appearance?
I wouldn't do it: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Multiple options: IPL does a really nice job of lightening sun damage with no down time. It does require regular (every 3 months or so) treatments to maintain results. Some chemical peels can lighten sun damage. Fractionated laser does a really nice job of lightening ;pigmentary issues, but does require some downtime. Hydroquinone and lightening creams are other options. http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/face ...Read more
Is a newly formed 1 mm depth and 3mm width scar (scar by rf treatment for freckle) will fade normally by time, is then how long it will take?
Not likely: Scars will generally get worse and remain red for at least 6 weeks before beginning to fade. Using sunscreen and avoidance of tobacco use will help the scar to mature. Vitamins may help to moisturize the wound but will not make it less red. Lasers may be useful for this purpose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very pale skin that got super burned for 1st on vacation to DR. I have freckles all over shoulders since April. Will they ever fade? My tan too
Yes: The freckles and tan will fade. You may wish to use sun screen on exposed parts to protect from ambient sun light and facilitate the process. ...Read more
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