How to Get Rid of Freckles for Good

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How to Get Rid of Freckles for Good
Chemical peels can get rid of freckles permenantly. (my face image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from

Freckles can be bothersome to many people and can sometimes negatively affect self-esteem. Although there are no permanently effective methods for removing freckles at home, there are ways to remove them for good at a dermatologist's office. For example, the application of a basic chemical peel will lift off the top layers of the skin, removing the freckles along with them. There will be a recovery period for the skin to heal, but once it does the skin will be freckle-free.

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Things you need

  • Dermatologist
  • Chemical peel

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    Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist who performs chemical peels. Make sure to research how other people rated the doctor.

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    Lie back in the chair, as directed by your doctor. She will apply a cleanser to your skin to clean off any oils, dirt and other impurities.

  3. 3

    Allow your skin to dry. The doctor will likely dab your skin with a soft cloth.

  4. 4

    Stay seated as the chemical peel solution is applied to the skin. The doctor will instruct you to avoid moving your face.

  5. 5

    Your face will be wiped off with a cloth or sponge soaked in water. You will receive information about your at-home recovery period, which will last anywhere from a few days to a week.

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    Avoid applying make-up, cosmetics, lotions or toners to your skin during the recovery period. Your skin will be quite sensitive and will burn easily from the chemicals in the toiletries. Once your skin heals, the freckles will have vanished.

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