Before opting to remove any freckles it is important to have them looked at by a dermatologist to be sure you don’t have any cancerous or pre-cancerous spots removed. Any unusual brown spots, including those in unusual places on the body, need to be looked at by a dermatologist first. Once you are cleared, lasers are highly effective at removing freckles.
Lasers Zap Away Freckles
Lasers are so effective with freckles because the melanin pigment, which makes up the freckles, absorbs almost every color of laser light, so you can use almost any type of laser to treat freckles. Also, since freckles sit on the top of the skin your laser surgeon does not have to go through any other structures to reach the freckles.