Boston Common Skin Center is an all-inclusive, non-invasive skin and beauty treatment practice that keeps the patient in mind at all times. We offer non-surgical skincare procedures which address a variety of conditions, including freckles.
What are freckles, anyway?
Freckles, those tiny brown spots on your skin that your mother might call “angel kisses,” often occur in those areas of our bodies that get the most concentrated sun exposure. Freckles are generally harmless, caused by the overproduction of melanin. Melanin is responsible for your skin and hair color (or pigmentation). In short, unwanted freckles occur from ultraviolet (UV) radiation stimulation.
2 Categories of Freckles:
Ephelides — the common type most people think of as freckles. Caused by sun exposure and sunburns. Anyone who doesn’t protect themselves from harmful UV rays is susceptible. They show up on the face, the backs of hands, and the upper body. Most common amongst people with fairer skin and hair color.
Solar lentigines — dark patches of skin that develop during adulthood. This includes freckles, age spots, and sun spots. The two types of freckles can look similar but differ in other ways such as their development. Solar Lentigines tend to appear in Caucasians and adults of 40 years old and older.
Cutting Edge Freckle Elimination
Our Cutera XEO all-inclusive skincare and beauty workstation utilizes 3 different laser + light technologies that diminish or remove freckles, brown spots, and other skin pigmentation. XEO incorporates 7 different handpieces, providing over 20 aesthetic enhancement treatments. We provide our dermatological, non-surgical procedures to a diverse community of patients.
Your Initial Consultation
If you’re curious to learn more about the ways our innovative treatments can benefit your skin and beauty without resorting to risky surgeries, contact Boston Common Skin Center today. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your aesthetic enhancement ambitions and determine the best course of treatment that suits your unique set of needs. We look forward to helping you achieve the radiant, renewed skin you’ve always wanted.