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Freckles

Freckles aren’t a skin condition, in fact, freckles are considered one of the seven beauties! But not everyone is happy with it.

Freckles are light brown to dark brown spots and are more common in people with fair skin type. It is an accumulation of pigment in the top layer of skin. Freckles often develop at a young age, as soon as the skin is exposed to sunlight. Over the years, more freckles can develop from exposure to the sun. Freckles are benign and cannot become malign. The number of freckles often decreases with age.

Different types of freckles

Ephelids, these are genetically determined freckles. They often develop at a young age, as soon as the skin is exposed to sunlight. They are common on the face, upper back, shoulders and arms. In summer, freckles often darken under the influence of the sun.

Solar lentiges, also known as freckles. These arise under the influence of sunlight. These freckles lighten or disappear in winter.

The treatment of freckles at Huid & Laser Utrecht

For freckles that are perceived as disturbing, treatment with IPL or the Alexandrite laser can reduce or remove the freckles. The light is absorbed by the excess pigment in the skin, destroying it and flaking it off.

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