Dr. Richard Gaines is the Chief Medical Officer of LifeGaines Med Spa in Boca Raton. He attended the Boston University School of Medicine, completed an internship at the Tufts University of Medicine, and his residency at the Harvard School of Medicine. Today, Dr. Richard Gaines is at the forefront of the rapidly evolving sexual health paradigm. He continues to innovate with new anti-aging treatments to enhance and extend the lives of his patients. His effective forms of regenerative medicine, hormone therapy, and wellness treatments are designed to help people of all ages improve their energy, drive, sexual health, and overall wellness goals.
Sun Spots Removal with IPL Laser provides skin discoloration improvements for someone with sun spots. It is a great treatment option as it encourages cell turnover without invasive treatments. Sun Spots Removal with IPL Laser is administered by our laser specialist at LifeGaines Med Spa Boca Raton. The procedure can completely change your skin’s appearance and help you achieve a more youthful, even complexion.
Whether you’re an avid lover of the outdoors or just a casual fan, you might have developed sun spots. Sun spots are small brown or red marks on the face, neck, arms, and hands that discolor the skin. You might be left with an uneven skin tone. If makeup and creams aren’t doing the trick, consider the restorative abilities of IPL laser treatments.
How Does an IPL Laser Remove Sun Spots From the Skin?
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, lasers remove sun spots by focusing filtered light on the skin. The laser targets the brown and red pigments in the skin that cause the appearance of sun spots and discoloration. During the process of an IPL laser treatment, the damaged skin cells are targeted, burned by the high-frequency light of the laser, and replaced by new cells over the course of several weeks following treatment.
The brown spots and skin discolorations that we think of as sun spots are unfortunately signs of permanently damaged skin cells. When treated with an IPL laser, the cells are blasted with high-intensity light focused on combating the specific darker colors. This effect will wear off after several weeks and might require additional treatments. However, with repeated use, the IPL laser can significantly reduce the rate at which sun spots recur on the skin.
You should also always use an SPF moisturizer or another form of sun protection after an IPL laser treatment. The IPL laser treatment is a major step in the right direction for removing sun spots, but you must also take a proactive approach and protect your skin from further sun damage.
Is Sun Spot Removal IPL Laser Treatment Right for You?
If you have mild to moderate discoloration of the skin from sun spots, you’re a prime candidate for sun spot removal with an IPL laser. The treatment typically works best for those with lighter skin tones because the laser focuses on brown and red pigments in the skin to differentiate between spots and regular, undamaged skin cells. However, there are filters that can be applied to the IPL laser that make the treatment more effective if you have darker skin.
Consider IPL laser treatment for sun spots if the following applies to you:
- You have mild to moderate discoloration of the skin due to sun exposure
- Your skin is light and you are not tanning
- You can schedule treatments every 3 to 4 weeks initially
- You have “normal” skin that’s not prone to irritation
The IPL laser can also reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while removing darker sun spots and discoloration!
Results of Sun Spot Removal Treatments with IPL Laser
After a typical treatment session with IPL laser, you can expect your skin to look a little different. Because the laser burns the discolored skin cells, you will notice some temporary discoloration while your skin repairs itself.
The amazing benefits of IPL laser for sun spots include:
- Significant improvement in evenness of complexion
- Boost of collagen production for the skin
- Reduction in fine lines and surface wrinkles
If sun spots are still visible after one treatment, you might need to schedule two or three additional sessions. Your laser specialist will work with you to establish an aesthetic treatment plan with IPL laser and make sure you get the best results possible.
For a consultation and to get started with sun spots removal with IPL laser, contact LifeGaines medical spa in Boca Raton today and schedule an appointment.