I feel that they have faded somewhat; on my face especially. I have one fairly noticeable freckle just to the right of the center of the bridge of my nose. Several flushes ago, I noticed a tiny black dot on it. I ran my fingernail across it and it came off. After the skin healed, a chunk of the freckle was gone. This has happened 3 times and each time a little bit more of it is gone, replaced by skin with normal pigment. Very interesting!