While the sun is a beautiful gift that gives us vitamin D and a warm ‘sun-kissed’ glow, it can also be detrimental. Sun spots are brownish spots that appear on the body due to hyperpigmentation from the sun’s rays. These are unsightly and can cause embarrassment due to their obvious appearance on different parts of the body. However, there is no need to suffer any longer, Plush Derma Laser Clinic has just the right treatment for you! You can try IPL treatments! IPL for sun damage is a new and proven treatment to not only dissipate sun spots, but also firm up the skin and return it to its youthful glow!

How does IPL work?

IPL-which stands for intense light pulse-to target discoloration and spots caused by sun damage. It uses wavelengths of light which produce heat to damage the structures (spots, etc.) that have absorbed the color from the sun’s rays to reduce their appearance. This will leave the skin blemish free and create an even skin tone.

What skin conditions can it treat?

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In addition to using IPL for sun damage, IPL can be used for a variety of other treatments. For example, it treats: brown discoloration, age spots, freckles (on the face), small veins, rosacea and other forms of discoloration. It is recommended for people who have fairer skin types because the laser picks up on pigmentation. Therefore, darker skin types are susceptible to hyperpigmentation after the treatment.

What is the process?

The process of IPL starts with a doctor or licensed practitioner identifying areas in need of treatment. Once it is identified, then a topical anesthetic is applied to ease discomfort. The laser is then applied to the face and different wavelengths of light are used to target brown or red discoloration. After the process is complete, patients may experience feeling as though they have a sunburn. However, this feeling subsides after a few hours.

Is there any downtime?

There is little to no downtime when it comes to doing the IPL for sun damage treatment. Aside from feeling like they might have a sunburn afterwards, patients can resume their normal activities. This treatment is so effective, that it has been dubbed a ‘lunchtime’ procedure, because it’s quick and discreet; leaving no signs of a procedure even taking place.

What is the outcome?

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After the redness subsides and initial week goes by for the procedure to take effect, the results really start to shine. IPL for sun damage, especially builds collagen which restores the plump feeling of the face. It also effectively fades brown spots, while smoothing any wrinkles or fine lines that are present.

After this procedure, patients usually note that their skin is healthier and has no sign of any previous sun damage.

Schedule a consultation

If you would like to learn more about the procedure and what IPL treatments for sun damage can do, please contact us. Our staff at Plush Derma Laser Clinic are available to help! We have various offices in Los Angeles county with locations in El Monte and Huntington. So, feel free to visit us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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