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Freckle Treatment
in New York

Reduce freckles and sun spots with innovative laser treatments.

  • Downtime: minimal
  • Pain Level: Minimal
  • Results Duration: Depends on the laser used


Freckles and skin pigmentation

Side Effects:

Mild redness, inflammation, and temporary skin darkening


Primarily used on the face

Follow Up:

Multiple sessions to maintain an optimal outcome

How Performed:

Depends on the laser treatment


Topical anesthetic applied before treatment

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Reduction of freckles and clearer complexion


Depends on the laser

Freckles are small brown, tan, or black spots on the skin. While many people do not mind their freckles, others may wish to treat them for cosmetic reasons. An overproduction of melanin, which creates the skin’s pigment, causes freckles. Sun exposure, genetics, and other factors influence how much melanin your skin produces. If you wish to have freckle-free skin, various treatment options are available at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York.

Freckle Treatments Offered

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Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York offers many laser treatments for freckles. Your board-certified dermatologist can recommend the appropriate laser or combination of devices after evaluating your skin’s tone, texture, and quality, as well as the size and color of your freckles. They may also consider your budget, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals before recommending any of the following devices:


  • ND:Yag: This Q-switched laser is one of the best options for treating freckles because it delivers rapid pulses of light to shatter melanin without harming surrounding skin and tissue, effectively lightening freckles. Contact cooling and topical anesthetics can help keep the treatment area comfortable. Results are apparent within weeks as the skin heals from treatment. Recovery is minimal, and side effects like scabbing, itching, and redness may typically subside quickly.
  • Fraxel: Fraxel lasers like re:store and re:pair are resurfacing devices that carefully exfoliate the skin’s top layer to significantly reduce the appearance of freckles and reveal the fresher skin beneath. Your board-certified dermatologist may apply a topical numbing cream to improve your comfort during treatment. Results are visible once the skin heals and can last for up to one year. Recovery depends on the depth of the laser treatment and can require up to one week of downtime.
  • PicoSure/PicoPlus: These lasers are ideal for dark, highly pigmented freckles. They use short, intense bursts of energy to break up and significantly minimize the pigment in freckles with less pain than some resurfacing devices. They may require multiple lessons, but results are visible when the skin heals, and patients can return to regular activities after treatment.
  • Ruby: Another Q-switched laser, the Ruby breaks melanin into small particles to leave behind more even-toned skin. This device may target a wider range of freckle pigments than other Q-switched lasers. Short pulses and contact cooling keep the treatment comfortable, but your dermatologist may apply a topical numbing cream if necessary. Results are visible within days, and recovery is minimal, with mild side effects.
  • Clear + Brilliant: This fractional laser is one of the most comfortable and effective lasers for treating lighter freckles. Results are visible within several days, with minimal downtime and possible redness and inflammation.
  • LaseMD Ultra: This is another gentle, non-ablative fractional laser that penetrates the skin to minimize the unwanted pigment in freckles. It’s more powerful than Clear + Brilliant and can treat a wider range of skin concerns in addition to freckles. Most patients don’t require topical numbing cream before treatment.

Pigmentation and Freckle Treatment Before
and After

Ruby laser treatment to rejuvenate the hands

Ruby laser treatment to rejuvenate the hands

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Picoplus treatments to reduce pigmentation beneath the eye

Picoplus treatments to reduce pigmentation beneath the eye

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Picoplus treatments to address pigmented lesion

Picoplus treatments to address pigmented lesion

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

Why Choose Us for Your Freckle Treatment in NYC

Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is ideal for freckle treatment as a leading dermatology center.

Countless Treatment Options

Our 30,000+ sq. ft. center is home to more than 100 lasers and devices, ensuring each patient enjoys the customized treatments they deserve.

Experience and Expertise

Every treatment at our center is performed by a board-certified dermatologist. Rest assured that at Laser & Skin Surgery of New York, you’re partnering with an expert who understands the complexity of freckles and knows how to treat them safely and effectively.

Same-Day Appointments

With 16 renowned physicians under one roof, we’re proud to offer same-day appointments for patients who want flexible visits.

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Schedule Your Freckle Treatment in
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Meet our distinguished team of physicians and learn about precision lasers that can help rejuvenate your skin and promote an even skin tone. Contact us in Manhattan or Southampton to learn more about our innovative freckle treatment lasers and schedule a consultation with a world-class dermatologist.

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Freckle Treatment

Questions and Answers

Q: Can freckles come back after treatment?

A: While the chances of freckle recurrence depend on various factors, such as sun exposure and genetics, freckles can potentially come back. However, using high-SPF sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure can help prevent freckles from returning.

Q: How much does freckle treatment cost in New York?

A: The cost of laser freckle treatment in New York depends on the size of the treatment area, the laser used, and the dermatologist’s experience.

Q: Is freckle treatment painful?

A: Your board-certified dermatologist applies a topical numbing ointment to the treatment area to reduce discomfort during the procedure. Pain tolerance and sensitivity can vary between individuals, so discussing any concerns with your dermatologist before treatment is best.

Q: How long does it take to recover from a freckle treatment procedure?

A: After undergoing a freckle treatment procedure, it is common to experience some redness, swelling, and temporary skin darkening in the treatment area. This typically resolves within a few days to a week, and any discomfort is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers or a cold compress.

Q: Are freckle treatment procedures covered by insurance?

A: Freckle treatment is a cosmetic treatment and is typically not covered by insurance.

Q: How can I prepare for a freckle treatment procedure?

A: Your dermatologist will likely recommend avoiding sun exposure and tanning beds for several weeks before your appointment. You may also be instructed to discontinue certain skincare products containing retinoids or acids that can make the skin more sensitive. Following your dermatologist’s instructions closely is important to ensure the best possible results from your freckle treatment procedure.


Q: Is freckle treatment permanent?

A: Many lasers can reduce the appearance of freckles and maintain the desired results with regular treatment sessions and skin care. Results are long-lasting, but new freckles can develop with sun exposure.

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