Chemo-Inflammation-An effective treatment for freckles
J S Pasricha
Flat No.7159, Sector B-10, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070
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Pasricha J S, Souza PD, Sood A, Jhingan A. Chemo-Inflammation-An effective treatment for freckles. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1999;65:55-56
Freckles are fairly common and considered to be incurable. We have developed a new technique called “Chemo-inflammation” with which we have treated 5 patients (4 girls and one boy) having extensive freckles with excellent results. All the freckles disappeared completely from the treated areas and there has been no recurrence so far.
The technique consists of applying a liquid based on an alkyl sulphate, on the affected skin and repealing the application every hour for a day till the entire skin develops adequate inflammation. The liquid is then washed off with tap water and the skin is treated with topical (or systemic) corticosteroids till the inflammation subsides and the treated skin peels off and attains its normal texture. This generally happens within a week or so. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation has to be prevented by adequate anti-inflammatory treatment. Otherwise there are no precautions.