As we age, our body loses collagen, elastin which leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Sun damage is another factor which causes injury to the skin and leads to discoloration, age spots, and wrinkles. Prevention is really the most important way to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots. But try and convince me to stay out of the sun! The good news is, thanks to advancements of laser technology, we can reverse the aging process.
According to the American Society of Plastic surgery, non-invasive treatments have seen a 90% increase in the last 9 years. From laser treatments with radio-frequency to intense pulsed light for sun damage.
About IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacials
IPL uses a broad-spectrum flash lamp to penetrate the dermis layer of the skin without damaging the epidermis layer. It can treat pigmentation, age spots, sun spots, hyper-pigmentation, sun damaged skin and rosacea. The IPL is often used on different areas of the body and not just the face. Hands, arms, legs, and chest are all common areas for an IPL treatment.
After your treatment, you will experience a slight redness for about 12-24 hours. If you’ve had your brown spots treated, they will actually get darker for a while and diminish within a few days.
For the aftercare, you’re going to want to keep your skin moist using a lotion and use at least an SPF 30 sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. Plastic surgery isn’t the only option these days for you to maintain a youthful appearance. TRUE at Wolfson Medical Center can help you determine which non-invasive treatment is the best for you.
Find out more by scheduling a free consultation or calling us on 702-915-7666