Sunspots, age spots, liver spots; by any name, the small marks that appear on the skin can be frustrating. As much as people may dislike the appearance of spots on their face, hands, chest, or arms, many are not aware that they can treat them. More specifically, that a qualified medical professional can administer treatment to dramatically lighten, if not completely eliminate, irritating discoloration. Here, we discuss the value of IPL laser treatment for brighter, younger-looking skin.
What is IPL Laser Treatment?
An IPL laser treatment is not like the average laser resurfacing people imagine. IPL is “intense pulsed light,” a technique in which high-powered light penetrates the epidermis and uppermost dermis to stimulate deeper layers of skin cells. Primarily, IPL reaches farther below the surface to encourage fibroblast cells to produce more collagen and skin-renewing chemicals. The influx of these nutrients breaks up pigmentation to achieve a more uniform skin tone over the treatment area.
A Healthy Glow and So Much More
IPL treatments don’t only reduce the appearance of sun damage and age spots, though these are the primary complaints that lead people to want IPL laser therapy. The benefit of this type of treatment is that, when the tissue absorbs the energy of intense light, the response improves the skin in a number of ways. Patients who undergo IPL treatments notice an improvement in spots, as well as scarring, other forms of sun damage, and rosacea.
Bring out the Best in Your Skin
Everyone’s skin is unique and special. What works for one person may not be ideal for another. That’s why we perform a thorough consultation and skin assessment before recommending treatment for any one of our patients. IPL photofacials may be recommended to address pigment concerns, while concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles or slightly lax skin may be better addressed with fractional laser resurfacing.
You deserve to love the way you look. We can help. Dr. Bucay has equipped our San Antonio offices with proven devices and techniques to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns. Contact our Sonterra or La Casita office to schedule your consultation.