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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
Treatment of freckle: No effective treatment. Only cover it with cosmetics ...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
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
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?
Can skin rejuvenation therapy get rid of freckles? I have had freckles all over my face ever since I was a child. When I go into the sun, they just seem to get worse. Should I go to the doctor and ask him to perform skin rejuvenation, or will this kind of
Can you get skin cancer from a first degree sunburn when you have only had a few mild ones in the past? 18 yrs/ few freckles on nose&face/pale
Cancer risks: Cancer comes from changes to the DNA- mutations, that can be caused by many things. Cancer begins only when enough changes have accrued to make cells that grow independently. But one can not tell right off if they have occurred. The more exposure the more risk, but single exposure does not mean zero risk, just lower. Take luck out of it and avoid risks. ...Read more
Protective secretion: Skin may become oily for a number of reasons. It has many small glands used to provide a thin covering of oil-like secretions often accumulated from proteins in the skin. This protects the skin from dehydration, bacteria and other elements. Depending on diet, health and genetics your skin may release more or less oil than the next person. ...Read more
I'd urge you not to: 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
Depends on geography: If you are in california, the answer would be yes. If you are in kansas, the answer would be no. It varies alot on where you are, but it is a procedure that men do get, but not as much as women do. ...Read more
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
Choose good one: Whenever the bad thought comes up tag it to a good idea, hobby, project that brings you joy, etc. Immediately flip your thought channel to this good thought and crowd out the bad ones. Prayer and meditation are ways to pursue this activity. You have the potential to reprogram your mind. ...Read more