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Freckles: Are They Considered Pigmentations?

Updated: Feb 12

Kesha, Emma Stone, Ali Shawkat and other celebrities have a smattering of freckles across their beautiful faces. Have you ever wondered what, exactly, freckles are? What causes them? How are they different from pigmentation? And, if you do have freckles or uneven pigmentation that you want to address, what’s the best way to do it?’ Lots of questions; let’s find your answers.

Freckles and skin pigmentation have the same root cause: an increase in melanin. The melanin is distributed unevenly, resulting in the little brown or tan spots. Some people are genetically predisposed to sport freckles, so why don’t you ever see babies with them? Because the skin needs to be exposed to UV-B rays from the sun. Often, freckles are more prominent in the summer with increased sun exposure and fade away in the winter. Pigmentation is a bit different; like freckles, it is caused by uneven distribution of melanin. This can be caused by hormone changes, over-exposure to the sun and inflammation. Are freckles or uneven pigmentation cause for concern? In and of themselves, no. They are simply darker patches of skin. But you need to make sure to wear your sunscreen; this is important for everyone, but even more so for you. If you have fair skin, you may have a heightened risk for skin cancer. Use an SPF of 30 or more, and if your freckles or spots change in appearance, size or colour, see your doctor. Now, what if you just want to even your skin tone? Our Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel is an excellent, safe option. It is a topical treatment that inhibits melanin production and lightens the skin. You will see results quickly, and Cosmelan has a 95% success rate. This is remarkable.

If you want healthy, even skin, book your consultation today!

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