Many people with skin conditions such as brown spots or age spots from sun damage or skin discoloration from medications or melasma can find improvement with intense pulsed light, or IPL Photofacial treatments. IPL, or intense pulsed light, treatment employs light energy that gently heats the targeted skin areas and stimulates the body’s own natural healing process to remove the blemish. As the skin heals, the treated areas show a reduction of brown spots and sun damage.
During the procedure, the light energy penetrates deep below the skin’s surface to promote the production of new collagen. The treatment will enhance the skin’s appearance by rejuvenating and smoothing the skin in addition to improving brown spots, hence the alternate term IPL photofacial. Each treatment lasts about 20 minutes, and most patients require about 2-4 treatments, scheduled about three to four weeks apart, to see maximum results.