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Freckles And Sunspots: Difference & Treatment Choices

Posted by on March 20, 2020 in Skin & Hair Care with 0 Comments

Inflammation usually leads to skin pigmentations. This can happen when there is an injury or puncture on the skin. Inflammation develops as it is a way of protection of the skin to prevent the infected substances from spreading further around or deeper in the dermis. If inflammation is left untreated, this can lead to the development of dark marks and scars.

If you’re looking for ways to treat your skin discolourations, you’ve come to the right place! Click here to know more about these treatments and how they can effectively treat your pigmentations.

Some people may not know this, but the sun’s UV rays are the main cause of certain skin pigmentations such as freckles and sunspots. Another thing that some people don’t know is the difference between the said skin pigmentations. Continue reading to know more about them and what treatment procedures you should consider.

Difference Between Freckles & Sunspots

Freckles and sunspots are more visible to people who have lighter skin complexion. Both can develop and worsen due to excessive sun exposure. What distinguishes freckles from sunspots is that freckles develop at a younger age, while sunspots start to become visible at an older age (30+). Freckles also can fade away over the years. That is if you are applying sunscreen and fading creams. Sunspots, on the other hand, tend to stay longer on the skin. That’s why most people experiencing sunspots are required to avail professional pigmentation removal treatments.

Both freckles and sunspots are harmless. But doctors recommend that you monitor these pigmentations as it might change and develop in a cancerous pigmentation called malignant melanoma. It rarely happens and people usually mistake this skin cancer to normal freckles.

What Treatments Can I Consider?

If you are searching for a quick solution to our skin problem, medical treatments are your best options. Here are some of the best treatments:


Dermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that uses a high-speed crush to reduce the appearance of freckles, age spots, and sunspots. It is known to be very effective for any skin types. Dermabrasion is normally designed to treat skin laxity. But thanks to the years of improvements, it now has the ability to treat pigmentations and scars.

Laser Treatment

Doctors will surely recommend laser treatments as your first option. The reason for this is because laser treatments have a wide variety of treating capabilities. From treating scars to tightening the skin. Another advantage of laser treatments is how these treatments only cause minimal pain, unlike traditional treatments.

If you’re a busy person who wants to have their pigmentation treated, laser treatment is the one for you. Downtime will only take a few days and side effects will only last for a few hours or a day after the treatment session. Taking multiple sessions may be required depending on the severity of your pigmentation.

Chemical peels

Chemical peeling can be done at home. But it is advisable to have a medical professional to do it for you. This treatment includes applying a high concentration of the chemical substance on the pigmentation. This process helps to peel off the dead or damaged skin little by little. It also helps to trigger the production of collagen fibres in the dermis which promotes skin rejuvenation. A few sessions of chemical peeling may be recommended to achieve the best results. Side effects such as peeling and redness may happen for a few days to a week.

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