Skin Dicoloration + Sun Damage


No matter how much time you spend in the shade, it’s nearly impossible to protect yourself from harmful UV rays completely. Sun damage from these harmful rays is common, but doesn’t necessarily need to be permanent.  With Icon laser dark spot and vascular removal treatments, you can reduce unwanted sun spots and veins to reveal clearer skin! See also: Medical Grade Peels, Skin Revitalization, Microdermabrasion and PRP.

 

How Do Skin Discoloration Treatments Work?

The Icon uses advanced light-based technology to target sun spots without causing harm to the surrounding skin. These laser pulses are delivered directly to the problem areas of your complexion causing skin discoloration to slowly fade away through the body’s natural healing process. IPL photofacial treatments to reverse sun damage are safe for most skin types and can be used on the: face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.


IPL

Intense Pulsed Light, also known as IPL, Fotofacial or Photofacial, delivers high-intensity pulses of light that penetrate your skin and heat the sub-surface layers. Laser Skin Care Center uses IPL to get rid of brown spots (age spots) caused by sun damage and unwanted spider veins, while stimulating healthy, new collagen.

What is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

IPL devices use multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced changes on the face, including brown pigmentation, age. IPL is also used to treat the facial changes of rosacea, including redness and broken blood vessels. IPL may be used for these changes on the forearms, hands, neck and chest as well. It is safe and considered non-invasive.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

In general patients have a series of three to six treatments, approximately one month apart.

How will I look after each IPL treatment?

Most patients experience a few days of redness, some brown spots may appear darker for a few days; they appear as little coffee grounds then flake off within 3-5 days in rare cases longer.  You can apply makeup immediately after IPL treatment if necessary.

What is my skincare before and after IPL treatment?

It is imperative that the area being treated is not tanned 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after the day of the procedure.  Afterwards, it is important to protect your skin from the sun using a sunscreen daily. You should use a gentle skin cleanser and moisturizer for about a week, and then you can resume you normal skin care routine.