Our expert says:
Hi Mary, thank you for the question.
The formation of freckles is a normal protective response of the skin due to sun exposure. More importantly freckles indicate that you are more prone to sun burn, and skin cancer. It is imperative that you consult a dermatologist on a yearly basis to ensure that all the freckles are benign.
Methods of freckle removal:
Topical Creams or Skin ‘lighteners’
Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)
Your only options therefore are to use a ‘waterproof’ zinc based sun screen and a topical pigment removal cream such as NeoStrata’s Brightening Cream SPF 15 (during the day) and Pigment Lightening Gel (at night).
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