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What Are Freckles

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Freckles are small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure.

In most cases, freckles are harmless.
Genes also play a big part in who gets freckles.

They form as a result of overproduction of melanin, which is responsible for skin and hair color (pigmentation).

Overall, freckles come from ultraviolet (UV) radiation stimulation.

The more time you spend in the sun, the more melanin is produced, which can lead to more freckles being produced.

The more sun exposure, the darker the freckles can get.

Freckles often fade or even disappear with age, especially if they are protected from the sunlight.

Freckles can be treated with IPL laser to remove them.

Moles are not the same as freckles.

They are still skin lesions but are often darker and not necessarily associated with sun exposure.