Along with lines and wrinkles, brown spots on the skin are one of the most visible signs of aging. Since they can occur from things like too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays, they do not always indicate a person’s true age. They can make individuals look tired and annoyed. This raises the level of importance when it comes to looking for treatment methods that will effectively remove them. If you are in this category, you might want to ask our team about the use of intense pulsed light via IPL treatment.
IPL treatment is delivered with a special device that emits high-intensity light at multiple wavelengths to target brown spots as well as other unwanted conditions on the skin. The light beams break up the pigmented brown spots on the skin and cause them to gradually go away. In addition to removing brown spots, the treatments can lead to the production of additional collagen in the skin and, as a result, will give it a fuller, more youthful look.
The IPL treatment device has a mechanism on it that will help to cool the skin as the treatment is given. This is meant to minimize discomfort. Most people will not require anything additional for discomfort during the treatment.
After the treatment, there may be some redness on the skin, but this should only last a few hours. The brown spots may actually look darker during the time immediately following the treatment. However, this is completely normal, and they should fade within a few days or so. This treatment method can also be used to improve the appearance of pigmentation issues and spider veins. It can also help to eliminate lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen.
Patients who get these treatments can plan on going back to their jobs or other regular activities immediately following the session. Breaking the treatments down into a series of sessions enables IPL treatment to be given with no downtime necessary.
To learn more information about IPL treatment for brown spots, make an appointment at Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables. If you want those brown spots on your skin removed and you are looking for a safe, non-invasive method that requires no downtime, you should ask our team about IPL treatment and how it can work for you. Our office is located in Coral Gables. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for IPL treatment!