Freckles and Blemishes

Skin blemishes are the discoloration marks that can be found in our skin. We are either born with or it can just instantly appear as we grow older. Blemishes like acne, scars, birthmarks, age spots and freckles are just some of the many types of blemishes that can be found in a human’s skin. To those who are not happy with freckles and blemishes, there are number of freckles treatment in Dubai to diminish and prevent this type of skin blemishes.

Some common causes of freckles and blemishes are:

Excessive exposure to the sun: You can prevent or fade freckles by reducing sun exposure.

Increased melanin: Melanin is the pigment in the skin that is produced by special cells. Increase in the melanin can cause freckles or age spots and darkening of skin.

Genetics: Freckles are influenced by genetics also.

Hormonal changes: Changes in hormones is also one of the causes of freckles and age spots.

Fair skin: Fair skin is more prone to freckles. There is less melanin in fair skin, therefore on exposure to the sun, production of melanin is stimulated to absorb UV light.

Skin conditions: Certain skin conditions like acne can also cause blemishes.

Treatment options for freckles and blemishes vary broadly, from simple topical treatments to more advanced and effective IPL therapy. Some common as well as effective ones are:

Topical medications: Some over the counter skin lightening creams can help lighten the skin color and improve the appearance of freckles and blemishes. Hydroquinone, kojic acid and tretinoin (vitamin A acid, Retin A) are the common ingredients that are used in topical medications.

Oral medications: There are various kinds of freckles and oral medications that are very effective for certain kinds of freckles. Usually, oral medications are prescribed to deal with freckles caused by hormonal changes.

Laser therapy: Laser treatment is safe and minimal invasive option for improving freckles. Multiple types of lasers can be used for this purpose. This treatment uses laser to break down melanin in the skin thereby lightening skin tone and improving the appearance of freckles and blemishes. The treatment requires multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. Alexandrite and ND: YAG lasers are mostly used for treating aging spots.


IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy: IPL therapy is not laser treatment but it works same like laser treatment. It effectively and safely zaps away the pigment in the skin and promotes healthy cell turnover revealing a clear and revitalized complexion.

Chemical peels: Chemical peels are also effective for the treatment of freckles and blemishes. They help remove age spots, freckles and blemishes and discoloration. They help to improve the appearance of freckles and make skin clear and smooth gradually. The treatment involves applying chemical on the skin to remove the topmost damaged layers of skin revealing healthy and clear skin.

Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is also an effective treatment for certain kinds of freckles. It sloughs off the damaged top layers of skin revealing healthy, bright and even skin. Stream of tiny particles is used for this purpose. It is usually performed over the course of several sessions.