Treating Sunspots with IPL Photofacials

Treating Sunspots with IPL Photofacials

Sunspots are a common occurrence for residents of South Florida, where there is an abundance of exposure to the sun. These flat brown spots develop on skin that has been exposed to too much UV light, and can often be mistaken for age spots or freckles. Sunspots are more than just unsightly; they also increase your chances of developing excessive photodamage (sunburns). Is there a way to get rid of these blemishes? The experts at Glamor Medical use IPL photofacials to help reduce the appearance of sun damage.

What is IPL Photofacials?

The IPL photofacial is a treatment that uses intense light to rejuvenate sun-damaged skin cells. It’s not just your face that benefits from this type of treatment; photofacials are also great for reducing the appearance of scars on other parts of your body. The photofacial offers total facial renewal and provides the skin with photo-rejuvenation and noncollagenous.

How Do IPL Photofacials Treat Sunspots?

At Glamor Medical the technology used when giving a photofacial is the Sciton Mjoule BroadBand Light (BBL). This is the world’s most powerful IPL device on the market, setting new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging and sun damage.

This type of intense pulsed light machine emits a range of wavelengths into the skin. Thus, targeting pigment-producing cells below the skin surface. The energy from the light is converted into heat energy which helps to destroy hyperactive melanin-producing cells. It then coagulated the blood vessel and breaks the pigmented lesions and spots into tiny particles. They rise to the surface of the skin and will appear as small brown scabs, which are then naturally exfoliated off within one to two weeks.

 How Often Should you Get an IPL Photofacial?

Pulsed light technology is a safe, effective, and fast way to treat sunspots and other blemishes on the surface of the skin. At Glamor Medical, we recommend a series of three IPL photofacials, three or four weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Each session only lasts 30 minutes, and there is no downtime required after the treatment.

Other Reasons to Get an IPL Photofacial

Not only does this treatment help to shrink and treat sun damage on the facial area, but it helps treat other blemishes as well.

These include:

  • Freckles
  • Acne
  • Spider Veins
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Pigment Imperfections

Many people who decide to utilize this treatment tend to have the misconception that it can only be used on the face. Although facial skin is the most popular treatment spot, it can be used on other parts of the body like:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Shoulders
  • Legs
  • Arms

Other Ways to Treat Sunspots

At Glamor medical there are many other treatment options aside from IPL photofacials to help the appearance of sunspots. Chemical peels can help to treat and improve the overall appearance of the skin. During this treatment, a TCA peel solution is applied to the skin, and over the duration of two weeks, the top layer of the skin begins to peel off revealing a new layer of skin. Thus, helping to treat acne, scarring, sun damage, and other skin blemishes.

Another treatment option to help lessen dark spots from excess sun exposure is microneedling. The SkinPen that is used for microneedling at Glamor Medical causes controlled micro-injuries which stimulate the body’s natural healing process. These micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and promote the growth factors that promote new collagen and elastin growth.

Are You Ready for your IPL Photofacial?

If you live in the South Florida area and have been trying to rid yourself of sun damage and dark spots, look no further. The experts at Glamor Medical have you covered. They off the best service with state-of-the-art technology to produce optimal results for each client. If you are ready to get the skin of your dreams, contact the professionals at Glamor Medical to schedule your appointment.

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