Freckles are small, brown pigmentation spots that form on the skin. They can appear anywhere on the body, but they will be more pronounced in areas that get a lot of exposure to the sun. The UV rays in the sun cause the skin to produce excess melanin as a form of protection. The increased melanin creates the small pigmentation spots on the skin. While freckles pose absolutely no health risks, many people still choose to get them removed to improve their appearance. The best way to get rid of your freckles may be with a laser freckle removal procedure in Sacramento, CA.
There are various medical treatments that can remove freckles, but few of them are as safe and effective as a laser treatment. Laser energy can be used to specifically target every unwanted freckle on your body. Once the laser energy is absorbed by the body, the pigmentation causing the freckles will be destroyed. The damaged pigment is then naturally removed by the body’s exfoliation process, which causes the freckle to completely disappear.
These treatments are performed in the comfort of our office in Sacramento, CA. The best part of getting your freckles removed by a laser is that you will not have to endure a long recovery process. You will be able to go home as soon as the appointment is over. You may notice some mild redness on the treated areas of your skin, but minor side effects like these will only last for a short period of time before you see your skin really improve in appearance.
You will most likely need a series of laser freckle removal treatment sessions to get the best results possible. Most patients can be effectively treated with multiple appointments. The skin needs time to heal after getting treated, and the results will gradually improve throughout the treatment plan until your freckles are gone or faded.
Since freckles are caused by excess exposure to the sun, it is vitally important to take care of your skin after your laser removal procedure. New freckles can easily develop if you do not protect your skin from the sun, especially if you have fair skin.
Talk to our team at Precision MD in Elk Grove, CA to learn more about laser freckle removal in the Sacramento, CA area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!