What are freckles?
Freckles are small spots, usually tan or light brown in color, that appear on the skin as a result of sun exposure. They may vary in color but are primarily darker than the surrounding skin and are uniform in color on an individual. They are a genetic trait, meaning you likely inherited them from your parents.
What causes them?
Freckles tend to appear on the face, but can also occur in places that receive a lot of direct sunlight, like the shoulders and arms. They are produced, or may become more pronounced, when UV rays trigger the body to create more melanin to protect the skin. They are harmless and are not considered a medical condition, but if you are unhappy about the appearance of your freckles, we offer solutions to help reduce them.
IPL treatments in Study City and Simi Valley
At the Dermatology and Laser Centre of Studio City and Simi Valley, we offer services including Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photorejuvenation, which can be used to address pigment discoloration.* Schedule your consultation with Dr. Rubinstein to find out if IPL Photorejuvenation is right for you!
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.