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Age Spot & Blemish Removal

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can treat your individual pigment changes like brown age spots; it can also treat widespread blotchiness, freckles and red spots. It is also very effective for improving uneven skin tone.

The IPL uses light to correct the pigment in the layers of your skin to reduce discoloration and promote a more even skin tone. IPL treats specific areas without abrading the skin’s surface.  If you have specific spots treated, they will darken immediately and begin to flake off naturally within one to three weeks to reveal clearer skin.

Anyone with a light or medium color skin may be a candidate for IPL, but those with darker skin tones may not.  We will assess your particular skin type and let you know if you’re a candidate when you come for your consultation.

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What is treatment like?

First, the area to be treated is cleansed, shaved (if necessary), and then a cool gel is applied to it. Using the IPL hand piece, gentle pulses of light are emitted that penetrate the skin. Cold air is applied to the skin at the same time to make this a comfortable procedure.

Are there any possible side effects?

Side effects are rare. Sensitivity, irritation, soft scabbing, or redness can sometimes occur at the treatment site but resolves quickly or within a matter of days. In certain cases, skin can become slightly lighter or darker. During your consultation you’ll be informed as to whether or not you would be susceptible to these conditions. To greatly minimize the risk of complication, sun exposure needs to be limited for two to three weeks before and after treatment.

Who are candidates for treatment?

Men, women, and young adults may be treated with IPL. Treatment is customized according to skin type.  It is also customized based on the target, for example we will consider aspects like pigmentation qualities, hair color/texture, vein size, etc.

What are the benefits?

  • FDA-approved for permanent hair reduction
  • A program can be customized especially for you
  • Comfortable sessions
  • Large surface areas can be quickly treated
  • Minimized chance of scarring or pigmentation changes