The truth is most people like freckles and acknowledge that they can look cute. So why on earth would someone want to get rid of these cute freckles and brown spots? Some people feel they have too many freckles, it ages them, looks distracting, isn’t aesthetically pleasing and simply want them gone. We explain the top 4 treatment options to get rid of freckles and brown spots and how to keep them from returning. What are freckles and brown spots? Freckles and brown spots (also known as age spots) are essentially clusters of cells under the skin called melanocytes aka pigment cells. These cells can cause pigmentation on the skin. So, the overproduction of melanin can form freckles and brown spots.