Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Im wanting freckle removal treatment on my face, but they are quite dark, is the treatment effective?
Laser is attracted to the melanin in the freckle, and this allows selective destruction of the freckle. Skin also contains melanin, but to a much lesser degree. Therefore, the darker the freckle and the lighter the skin, the easier it is for laser treatment to work.