Your skin faces many adverse conditions throughout a typical day, the most dangerous of these being sustained sunlight exposure. Prolonged sun exposure without sunscreen can damage skin, which in turn can promote the growth of sun spots. While these discolorations may look unpleasant, they are natural and relatively harmless: the problem is that they tend to be associated with age. The good news is that sun spots can be removed painlessly and effortlessly with the use of cutting-edge intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. With the help of IPL therapy, you can say goodbye to sun spots for good, and hello to a happier, more youthful you!
What Are Sun Spots?
Sun spots are light brown to black spots or patches of skin. They are flat and painless. These discolorations can be isolated to tiny spots or cover entire areas of the face, shoulders, neck, or forearms.
Sun spots have traditionally required minor surgery to remove. This method has several adverse side effects that include scarring and even the reappearance of sun spots. Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is an alternative to these procedures. IPL offers a safe and easy way to have sun spots permanently removed from your skin without the need for surgery. IPL can also be safely applied anywhere, removing sun spots of all sizes anywhere on your body.
How Does IPL Work?
IPL uses light of a variety of wavelengths to target and break down sun spots. This light zeros in on the specific pigments of melanin that make sun spots so prominent and effectively breaks them down using heat. The heat of the pulses causes the melanin to be absorbed by your body over a period of a few weeks, eliminating and lessening the appearance of sun spots.
Is IPL Right for You?
IPL provides one of the safest ways to permanently remove sun spots with little to no side effects. The most prevalent of these side effects is a red or pink discoloration of the skin that returns to normal a few days after treatment. Because it is so safe, most people are candidates for this treatment. As IPL is also used to treat other skin conditions, including age spots, age-induced freckles, rosacea, acne scars, blemishes, and unwanted hair, people with these conditions are also ideal candidates.
The best way to decide if IPL is right for you is to consult with our medical team at SeaMist MedSpa in South Kingstown. At SeaMist MedSpa, we’ll work with you to create a customized treatment plan for you and your skin. Contact SeaMist MedSpa today to schedule your consultation.