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I am an african american with freckles. Is there a way to get rid of them?
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: African american fre
You need to see a dermatologist, it depends on your skin shade and the type and amount and location of freckles.
The treatments available are limited with bleeching creams and laser treatments and may not be covered by the medical insurance.

In brief: African american fre
You need to see a dermatologist, it depends on your skin shade and the type and amount and location of freckles.
The treatments available are limited with bleeching creams and laser treatments and may not be covered by the medical insurance.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Eleanor Barone
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
On what you mean by freckles.
There is a certain type of freckle which is raised, not flat, seen in many african americans, (think of morgan freeman). These can be improved with a combination of skin care and desiccation. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help with this.

In brief: Depends
On what you mean by freckles.
There is a certain type of freckle which is raised, not flat, seen in many african americans, (think of morgan freeman). These can be improved with a combination of skin care and desiccation. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help with this.
Dr. Eleanor Barone
Dr. Eleanor Barone
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Dr. Richard Tholen
These are particularly well-treated with the laser discussed in my answer (KTP), especially if you don't have too many for individual treatment.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Improve OK?
Depending on the number and severity, ktp laser treatment of each individual spot can remove some, lighten most, and have low risk of scar or pigmentation damage.
Time-consuming and tedious but not high-risk and not too costly!

In brief: Improve OK?
Depending on the number and severity, ktp laser treatment of each individual spot can remove some, lighten most, and have low risk of scar or pigmentation damage.
Time-consuming and tedious but not high-risk and not too costly!
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Not easily
Speaking as a fellow aa with freckles, i can say with some confidence that there is no easy way to completely rid yourself of them. Lightening can be achieved with a variety of topical creams and treatments like peels.
Care must be taken not to overstimulate your skin so as not to worsen pigment deposition. Best to see a doc who is a pigment specialist.

In brief: Not easily
Speaking as a fellow aa with freckles, i can say with some confidence that there is no easy way to completely rid yourself of them. Lightening can be achieved with a variety of topical creams and treatments like peels.
Care must be taken not to overstimulate your skin so as not to worsen pigment deposition. Best to see a doc who is a pigment specialist.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Cosmelan
Cosmelan is a two part skin lightening system that is safe for all skin types.
The initial mask and first weeks intensive therapy may cause some irritation and light peeling. After the initial phase cosmelan 2 cream is used for maintenance to minimize reformation of the darker pigmented areas.

In brief: Cosmelan
Cosmelan is a two part skin lightening system that is safe for all skin types.
The initial mask and first weeks intensive therapy may cause some irritation and light peeling. After the initial phase cosmelan 2 cream is used for maintenance to minimize reformation of the darker pigmented areas.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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