A smattering of freckles across the nose and cheekbones can be endearing but when they are related to the aging process and excessive sun exposure, they do not possess the same appeal.


Visible Effects

Freckles normally appear as a uniform tan or light brown spots over sun exposed skin. When freckling arises from photodamage, they detract from a clear and luminous complexion, adding years to our appearance and an irregularity to our complexion.

Underlying Causes

Freckles are caused by sun exposure often starting as a child. When damage from ultraviolet light occurs, one of its common manifestations is as an uneven distribution of melanin. Heavy, irregular deposits of pigment form tan or light brown spots on the skin which can look very similar to freckles but have a dangerous potential.


The formation of new freckles can be prevented by limiting sun exposure and wearing sunscreen daily. Partial to complete sun-related freckle removal can be achieved through fractionated laser resurfacing by the Fraxel® re:store DUAL or Fraxel® re:pair, BBL Photorejuvenation, Clear + Brilliant® laser skin treatments, and chemical peels. SkinCeuticals medical grade skincare offers significant skin brightening benefits and is an integral component of any freckle treatment plan. As a centre for advanced laser, aesthetic dermatology and facial cosmetic surgery, Cutis is equipped to address concerns with freckles safely and effectively. Our team of health care professionals will determine which approach is best suited to your goals and lifestyle. We invite you to schedule a consultation and treatment to improve the tone and health of your skin today.

DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.