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How To Get Freckles On Your Face
Freckles: It is possible to remove freckles with a q switched nd-yag laser. It would be a cosmetic treatment, not covered by insurance and not inexpensive. It is a little tricky to be able to see the freckles when you have the special colored glasses your need to wear when operating the laser, so you have to take them on and off and it takes a lot of time.. ...Read more
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
Oxymoron: "Good tan?" Nowadays, most of us are very conscious of the dangers of tanning, especially for fun. And if you're predisposed to freckles, you will have them show up on your face if you get into the sun. As one who's lost a close friend who was once a tanning buff to melanoma (he didn't see it on the back of his shoulder), I'd urge you to avoid recreational tanning and use sunscreen. ...Read more
Is there any possible way to get more natural freckles on my face? I already have some but would like to increase the amount.
I wouldn't try 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
Laser Rx: If this is what you want. Results will be so-so and it's pricey. Why not wear a sunscreen like everybody should, and embrace your genetics? Several Hollywood stars and high-level models sport freckles, and I'm confident that many (most?) of your friends and people you might date will like your face just as it is. Hit the fitness circuit, eat sensibly, and consider wearing your freckles proudly. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have freckles in the middle third portion of my face how do I get rid of them?
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
Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
During pregnancy, developed freckles on face n body.After 3yrs still have it!what can I do 2 get rid of them.Is using honey and lemon on face good 4 it?
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