As we age, our skin undergoes various changes. One of the most frustrating and visible changes is the appearance of brown spots or age spots. These spots typically appear on areas of the skin that have had prolonged exposure to the sun, such as the face, hands, and arms. Thankfully, there are effective treatments available that can help reduce the appearance of these unsightly spots – one of which is the IPL photofacial.
What is IPL Photofacial?
IPL stands for “intense pulsed light,” while photofacial is a term used to describe a cosmetic treatment that uses light-based technology to rejuvenate the skin. An IPL photofacial is a non-invasive procedure that helps to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of brown spots caused by sun damage. During the treatment, light energy is directed at the affected areas of the skin, which helps to break down the excess melanin caused by sun exposure. The excess melanin is naturally absorbed by the body, and over time, the brown spots begin to fade away.
How Does an IPL Photofacial Work?
An IPL photofacial works by using light energy to target the brown spots or age spots caused by sun damage. The light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the spots, which causes the melanin to break down. The body then naturally absorbs the broken-down melanin, and over time, the brown spots begin to fade away. An IPL photofacial is also effective at treating other skin conditions, such as rosacea, broken capillaries, and fine lines and wrinkles.
What Does an IPL Photofacial Feel Like?
An IPL photofacial is a non-invasive procedure, and most people find the treatment to be relatively pain-free. During the treatment, you may experience a mild warming sensation, which is caused by the light energy being absorbed by the skin. Many people describe the sensation as feeling like a rubber band snapping against their skin.
How Many IPL Photofacial Treatments Do I Need?
The number of IPL photofacial treatments you will need will depend on the severity of your brown spots or age spots. In general, most people require between three and six treatments to achieve the desired results. The treatments are typically spaced four to six weeks apart to allow your skin time to heal between treatments.
Ready to Tackle Brown Spots?
An IPL photofacial is an effective and non-invasive treatment for reducing the appearance of brown spots caused by sun damage or age. The treatment uses light-based technology to target the melanin in the brown spots, which causes the melanin to break down and be naturally absorbed by the body. If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the appearance of brown spots, then an IPL photofacial may be the perfect solution for you. We invite you to consult with Dr. Marc Wetherington, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to see if an IPL photofacial is right for you.
Experience the transformative power of IPL photofacial at Horizons Plastic Surgery. Dr. Wetherington is here to guide you through the process, providing personalized care tailored to your unique skin needs. Don’t let brown spots dictate your confidence.