Virtually any part of your body with sun and age spots or freckles can be safely treated. The face, chest, shoulders and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Both discrete spots and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.
The visible light delivered by IPL Photofacial is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented cells that causes the therapeutic effect.
When the hand piece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of the light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.
Typically, one or two treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots or for densely covered areas.
Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides in a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. Our professional staff will consult with you for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
No. New spots may appear. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots.
Most patients find the majority of their treated spots have shown significant improvement within two to three weeks of treatment. However, your final result may not be apparent for a month or more.