See a Dermatologist for to Get Rid of Freckles After you've exhausted your at-home options and you're still wondering how to get rid of freckles, it's time to go to the dermatologist for a prescription or laser treatment. Mariwalla recommends starting with a low-concentration retinoid. These vitamin A-derived creams will speed up your skin's natural cell turnover, letting the brown spots come to the surface. After about 12 weeks you'll be able to see the brighter, clearer skin underneath.
If your sunspots are actually melasma -- splotchy pigmentation that's triggered by hormones -- both Mariwalla and Chapas suggest Triluma or other prescription-strength hydroquinone creams. "You want to use it for eight to 10 weeks at a time and then give your skin some rest," says Mariwalla.
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