For Those Who Don't Love Freckles, Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley Says Fall is an Ideal Time to Zap Unwanted Freckles and Brown Spots with Lasers and Light Devices
MILFORD, Pa., Sept. 27, 2018
MILFORD, Pa., Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Freckles have been in the spotlight, with Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle embracing hers. Us magazine reported late last year that Markle shuns photo-shopping her photos and shared a personal reason for wanting in to showcase her freckles. "For all my freckle-faced friends out there, I will share with you something my dad told me when I was younger: 'A face without freckles is a night without stars,'" Markle said, according to Us magazine.
But not everyone feels good about facial pigment. "It's great to see beautiful young celebrities loving the skin they're in," says cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley, medical director of MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, in Milford, Penn. "We see many adults, however, who don't see freckles and other brown age spots as part of their natural beauty. When freckle-like lesions are the result of sun damage or aging, known as sun or liver spots, people tend not to feel so connected to the brown spots on their faces, chests and hands," Dr. Buckley says. "For those people, there are a host of options. Fall is an ideal time to have procedures to zap unwanted brown spots on the face and hands because patients are less likely to get sun exposure in the days after their procedures and their skin looks radiant by the time holiday parties roll around."
MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center, in Milford, Penn., offers laser and light options, including the Fraxel Re:store, Vasculight and LumeOne intense pulsed light (IPL), and VersaPulse laser technologies to diminish unwanted brown spots with no or little downtime.
Fraxel Re:store is a non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing device proven to treat sun damage, melasma, mild wrinkles, mild scars and more. It works by gently delivering specific laser energy to the skin so that the body's natural healing process replaces the damaged tissue with a more even skin tone and healthier looking skin. There is no ablation with these minimal to no downtime lasers. "Patients of all skin colors—from light to dark—can benefit from Fraxel technology," Dr. Buckley says. "Using the Fraxel Re:store, we can target microscopic areas deep in the skin, while leaving surrounding tissue intact. The technology is so precise that we can use it to treat pigmented areas on not only the face, but also the neck, chest and hands, basically anywhere on the body."
IPL therapy, also known as the PhotoFacial, is another option for patients who want to restore a youthful look to sun-damaged skin. "We've long used the Gold Standard IPL treatment to address pigmented spots, decrease skin redness, reduce pore size and improve skin texture," Dr. Buckley says. "It too can be used noninvasively on the face, neck and hands." The Vasculight and LumeOne IPL treatments take from 20 to 30 minutes each and patients generally need a series of three to five for optimal results. Many get follow-up treatments to maintain results, according to Dr. Buckley.
"Patients may leave with some redness, but can resume their normal activities, including wearing makeup, right after treatment, as long as they wear sun protection," he says. The VersaPulse Laser is yet another option for those with unwanted brown spots, according to Dr. Buckley. "VersaPulse is a cosmetic laser system that addresses different skin concerns, from brown spots to vascular lesions and tattoo removal," he says. The VersaPulse includes a Q-switched laser technology for treating pigmented lesions, which Dr. Buckley says is ideal for patients with isolated brown spots—not a full face of sun-damage or age spots.
"The good news is that people who don't love their freckles and the brown spots caused by sun damage have treatment options that restore a more even skin tone, without the downtime associated with severe and invasive resurfacing procedures of the past," Dr. Buckley says.
The MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center offers state-of-the-art highly specialized procedures in laser and cosmetic surgery and aesthetic skin care. In addition to its AAAHC nationally accredited surgical center and extensive laser surgery capabilities, MilfordMD offers physician designed skin care products for home use. Milford Pennsylvania's MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is sought out by patients from around the world for expertise and innovation in cosmetic treatments performed by Board Certified Physicians, Richard E. Buckley, M.D. and Marina Buckley, M.D.
MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center is located at 303 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337. Tel: (570) 491-1962. For real patient video testimonials, visit our MilfordMD YouTube channel.
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