Chronic sun damage can cause irregular discoloration of the skin. These ”sun spots” and “broken capillaries” are on the surface of the skin and make the skin appear old. IPL reduces these discolorations and makes the skin tone more even and bright.
Intense Pulse Light (also known as IPL) reduces the irregular discoloration of the skin caused by sun damage. It does this by heating up the structures that hold the color, damaging or destroying the blood vessel or the “sunspot.” The process is called Selective Photo – Thermo – Lysis.
IPL uses a range of wavelengths of light to target brown (and, to a lesser degree, red) discoloration. This discoloration occurs over time and after many years of sun exposure. Filters are used to cut off wavelengths of light that could be harmful (in darker-skinned patients, filters decrease the risk of damaging the normal pigment in the skin). I recommend IPL for my fairer-skinned patients who have brown discoloration, age spots, and freckles, particularly on the face and chest.
IPL can treat sun spots, small veins, rosacea, and other forms of skin discoloration. This machine uses light to target the pigment and blood within your skin while sparing the other structures of the skin for less downtime. You usually need 3-4 treatments to be fully effective often times but because of the essentially no downtime, this form of treatment is very popular. IPL can also be used to reduce unwanted hair as well.
Also known as "Photofacial", it is an excellent way to safely and effectively treat sun damage, age and brown spots, freckles, rosacea, and wrinkles in one comprehensive treatment. Although you will notice an improvement with just one treatment, BodyLase recommends a minimum of three treatments for more significant results. Each Photo Laser Facial session lasts approximately 45 minutes.