To get rid of embarrassing age spots, you should consider IPL therapy. You may have noticed several brown spots on your face or have patches of uneven brown discoloration that seem to be getting darker during summer. Before you can fix them, you should first understand why they develop and how IPL therapy can help.
What Causes Brown Spots?
There are several different causes of brown spots on the skin, and one of the major causes is prolonged sun exposure. This occurs when your skin is frequently exposed to sunlight over a long period of time. Two other top causes of brown spots are genetics and various medications.
A typical brown spot is actually a large number of pigment cells, which are also called melanocytes. Your top and underlying layers of skin may carry extra melanin, which can turn into dark patches as a result of the skin attempting to protect itself from sun exposure.
What is IPL Therapy?
If your goal is to minimize the appearance of age spots, IPL therapy is a great treatment option to consider. Also called intense pulsed light photo rejuvenation, IPL therapy can be used to treat a variety of different skin conditions.
Traditional laser treatments only treat a single target, but IPL therapy is capable of treating much more. The main purpose of undergoing IPL treatment sessions is to obtain an even color tone for your skin.
The treatment sessions can minimize the appearance of reddish and brownish areas of the skin, which are caused by sun damage and aging. IPL therapy is also great for the skin because it has a brightening effect and gives skin a youthful appearance.
How IPL Therapy Works
Before you undergo IPL therapy, you should understand how it works. The IPL machine produces several different colors of light that target different skin imperfections, and it’s capable of treating larger areas of skin, which isn’t possible some of the traditional laser treatments.
The therapy can be customized for specific skin conditions, so if you want to reduce the appearance of age spots, the device can be customized for this purpose.
What Happens During IPL Therapy?
During the procedure, we’ll move the wand over the target area. The light produced by the wand will lighten brown spots in a large area. Many other treatment options are only capable of targeting individual focal sunspots.
IPL therapy is effective for reducing brown pigmentation on the legs, arms, chest, neck and face. A typical treatment session shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes, and depending on your specific needs, it might only take 15 minutes.
When the treatment is finished, you’ll notice the brown spots fading over the next three weeks. For the best results, you might need to undergo four treatment sessions, which are delivered once per month.
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