Ephelides, or freckles, are epidermalpigmented lesions common in exposure areas. Freckles are often difficult to treat, as patients tend to refreckle with additional sun exposure. Freckles typically respond to Q-switched laser treatments; but considering that longer wavelength lasers for hair removal also target epidermal melanin, it is supposed that hair removal lasers would also be effective in treating these superficial skin lesions.
Maria Cristina Mansur, M.D.
Medical Director, Department of Dermatology Centro Científico de Medicina Cutânea—MG;
Professor, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora—MG, Brazil
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