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Best way to git rid of freckles?

Hello, when I was 12, I recieved a very bad sunburn on my right arm. Since then there have been a number of freckles that is affecting my self-esteem. I'm in my early 20s now and have heard from others that there are some laser treatments that will "clear" them up. I have freckles on both of my arms (The right arm has the most). I do have naturally reddish/blonde hair so freckles are in the genes. I was hoping someone had knowledge/experiance in this procedure and if anyone could recommend a place or source for information so I can research the issue I would be greatful.

I've heard this procedure is fairly inexpensive ($1000-$2000 range) and very safe. I'd really like to get this done asap since I have the money to do so. I think confidence means a lot in this world. And I'd really like to avoid wearing long sleeve shirts all the time (Especially in the summer).

Freckles are just not socially acceptable nowadays. This is what I've gathered from my experiance. Their a huge turn off as well to females.

Thanks for any info.

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How are you? The cost of laser freckle removal will vary greatly depending on  the area to be treated, number of treatments and your location. The laser is passed over the area to be treated and the melanin pigment which makes up the freckles is removed by the laser light. Possible side effects are crusting on the skin or a little bit of bruising which may last a week to two weeks following treatment.  These links may be of help: http://www.freckles.org/

Take care and keep us posted.
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