Excess sunlight causes the majority of the visible signs of aging such as wrinkles and brown spots on our skin. These brown spots are the result of exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays, and range in color from light brown to red or black. As we age, it becomes more difficult for our skin to recover from sun exposure, and age spots are very common for people over 40.
Age spots can be improved with topical creams and can be treated with lasers. The Dermatology Center has several laser and light devices that safely and effectively treat sun and age spots.
WHAT IS IPL?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is highly effective for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, an active life-style and sun damage. IPL allows your clinician to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins and several other types of skin blemishes. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin’s condition and your desired results.
WHAT WILL IPL TREATMENTS DO?
IPL laser technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the corresponding wavelength or filter, your clinician is able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. Your skin will be smoother, more vibrant and will have a more youthful appearance as a result.
HOW DOES IPL WORK?
The light energy delivered by IPL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen and this will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photo-thermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine blood vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most commonly treated areas are those most exposed to the damaging affects of sun light such as face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
HOW MANY PHOTO REJUVENATION TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
3 to 5 treatments at 3 to 4 week intervals will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.