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Do freckles need to be treated?

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Since freckles are almost always harmless, there is no need to treat them. As with many skin conditions, it's best to avoid the sun as much as possible, or use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30. This is especially important because people who freckle easily (for example, lighter-skinned people) are more likely to develop skin cancer.

If you feel that your freckles are a problem or you don't like the way they look, you can cover them up with makeup or consider certain types of laser treatment, liquid nitrogen treatment or chemical peels.

From: Moles, Freckles, and Skin Tags WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

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