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FRECKLES AND AGE SPOTS


FRECKLES AND AGE SPOTS

Overview
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Freckles are small pigmented spots found on the face and sometimes the arms and shoulders. Freckles can be found on anyone but is most visible on people with fair skin complexion. Freckles normally start to appear during adolescence persist into adulthood. The formation of freckles is triggered by exposure to sunlight.

Solar lentigines, also known as age spots, are localized brownish spots or patches on the sun-damaged skin. They are commonly located in areas that are exposed to the sun, especially the face and hands. Solar lentigines are common above the age of 40 years as the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure. Although this is a benign skin condition, solar lentigines are considered unsightly and some people choose to have them removed.

Both freckles and age spots can be treated with laser therapy. Prevention of both is by protection from sunlight.

Procedure
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Laser System: Q-Switched Nd-YAG Laser
Duration of each session: 10-20 min
Anaesthesia: Not required
Downtime: No
Total sessions required: Around 4-6 sessions
Interval between sessions: 2-4 weeks

Recovery
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• Minimal skin redness which may last a few hours
• Sun protection is mandatory during and after the treatment course
• Skincare products/ topical agents to prevent pigmentation are required during and after treatment.

Unprotected exposure to sunlight and discontinuation of skincare products/ topical agents that prevent pigmentation may lead to recurrence of freckles or age spots
 


 
 
 
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