How can I remove freckles?

If you have freckles and have ever asked yourself the question – How can I remove freckles – you’ll be glad to know that there are several solutions available, including BBL Photofacial.

Freckles are small brown spots on the skin that typically appear on the face and chest, but can show up anywhere on the skin that isoften exposed to the sun.

What causes freckles?
Freckles form on the skin as a result of the overproduction of melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color. Excess sun exposure triggers the production of surplus melanin in the skin, and this leads to the formation of freckles.

How can you remove freckles?
A BBL (broad band light) photofacial is a great solution for getting rid of freckles and other spots caused by sun damage. The BBL photofacial uses intense pulsed light to target the pigment irregularities in the skin, which are brought on by excess sun exposure.

How BBL photofacial works
The device emits a range of wavelengths of light in short pulses, which selectively heat up and break apart the dark pigment that create the freckles. After treatment the unwanted pigment initially gets darker, but the skin cells eventually shed over the following 10-14 days, leaving the skin clearer and brighter.

The BBL photofacial is not painful, as most patients only feel a warm sensation as the handpiece is passed over the skin. There is minimal downtime after a BBL photofacial.

Are you ready to get rid of those unwanted freckles on your face and body? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Walnut Creek and Greenbrae, CA areas, Dr. Robert Aycock is our featured board certified plastic surgeon.

You can reach Dr. Aycock at, or by calling (925) 937-8377for the office in Walnut Creek, and (415) 925-1700 for the office in Greenbrae.

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