Intense Pulsed Light therapy, or IPL therapy, is a treatment for rejuvenating the skin. It is very effective for removing sun spots, age spots, freckles, liver spots, solar lentigines and other pigmented lesions on the skin that are benign. It can be used on any part of the body, but the face, hands, arms, back and chest are the most common places it is used. When our specialist uses IPL therapy to remove the brown spots on your skin, it can significantly enhance your appearance. Sun spots and other brown spots, as well as broken capillaries, are on the surface of the skin and give it an aged appearance. IPL therapy reduces the discolorations by targeting and affecting the structure that holds them. The treatment may also remove some hair in the treated area, especially if the hair is dark. For women, this is just another positive side effect of IPL therapy.
Sun spots and other brown spots, as well as broken capillaries, are on the surface of the skin and give it an aged appearance. IPL therapy reduces the discolorations by targeting and affecting the structure that holds them. The treatment may also remove some hair in the treated area, especially if the hair is dark. For women, this is just another positive side effect of IPL therapy.
When you have a consultation with our specialist, you will learn about your options for IPL for your skin problems. The number of treatments required for complete removal of sun spots varies among patients. The treatments are given about one month apart and, for most people, it takes about three to five months to get the desired results. However, you will see improvement after each treatment. Whatever number of treatments you require, you will see improvement over time.
Before treatment, a cooling cream can be applied to the treatment area for your comfort. During the procedure, the light targets the cells that cause the sun spots to appear, causing them to be absorbed over the following weeks. You can wear makeup immediately after the treatment, but it should be applied and removed very gently.
Our trained technician will give you instructions for before treatment. You should avoid excessive exposure to the sun, as well as self-tanners. There are also some medications that you should not take for one week before treatment, including aspirin and ibuprofen.
As the aging process continues, new spots may appear, especially in previously sun-damaged skin. Birth marks and other brown spots that are not caused by the sun may gradually reappear. However, the possibility of the sun spots returning can be greatly reduced if you use a SPF-30 or higher sunscreen and stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible.
Located in South Kingstown, the skilled professionals at SeaMist MedSpa will be happy to answer any questions you may have about IPL therapy for sun spot removal. This innovative technology is a safe, non-surgical way to look younger and better. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how Intense Pulsed Light therapy can benefit you.