Fade Away Skin Discolorations with IPL Treatment

Published on: February 11, 2018

Do you have dark spots or discolorations on your skin you want gone? Laser treatment can be an effective option to fade sun spots, hyperpigmentation, rosacea and other skin issues. Intense pulsed light or IPL treatment is a laser option that specifically targets darkened flaws on the skin, restoring an even coloring that can make your face, hands or other skin areas more attractive.

How Does IPL Work?

When discolorations appear on the skin, they are usually a darker pigmentation or melanin. The light energy used in IPL targets the darker skin cells and they absorb the energy. This essentially kills the darker skin cells that then flake away, leaving new, lighter skin cells in their place. Another benefit is that IPL increase collagen in the skin that can help restore a more youthful appearance. The skin can look firmer and more youthful, while creating an even tone without dark flaws.

Who Can Benefit from IPL Treatments?

Many different skin issues can be treated with IPL. Rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sun damage or broken capillaries are all susceptible to lightening with laser therapy in the form of IPL. The treatment is not painful and is a quick, outpatient procedure. While there may be a small amount of redness or flaking of the skin after the treatment, no downtime is required. The results are noticeable in about 7-10 days, once the darker skin cells flake away.

If you have discolored, brown or red areas on your skin and want a more even, youthful complexion, IPL treatment may be a good option. Consult with a plastic surgeon that offers IPL treatments for the safest, best results.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065

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