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Freckles


Freckles are flat, tanned circular spots that typically are the size of the head of a pen tip. The spots are multiple and may develop randomly on the skin, especially after repeated exposure to sunlight. These are particularly common in people of fair complexion on upper-body skin areas like the cheeks, nose, arms, and upper shoulders.


Most freckles on a person's skin are usually uniform in colour. On different people, freckles may vary somewhat in colour but they are basically slightly darker than the surrounding skin. They tend to become darker and more apparent after sun exposure and lighten in the winter months. Freckles are due to an increase in the amount of dark pigment called melanin.


Laser and Intense Pulsed Light procedures work extremely well on getting rid of freckles from the face, décolleté, upper body and arms. A maintenance programme using the Obagi skin care system helps prevent reoccurrence. With larger freckles known as Macules, chemical peels are the treatment of choice.



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Available Treatments


Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling is an extremely valuable technique to achieve optimum skin health and correct many skin problems.


IPL Photorejuvenation

IPL Photorejuvenation can target different structures including hair, blood vessels and sun-damage by pulsing different wavelengths of light into the skin.


Obagi Medical Skin Care

With prescription only topical medication and anti oxidants in combination with diet and lifestyle advise a beautiful flawless skin can be achieved.