Are the years of laying out with the deep
tanning oil catching up? Age spots from your early years of sun
damage show up in the form of freckles and brown spots
on your face, chest, neck and hands. Even the more conscientious
sunscreen wearers among us can find that sun damage creeps in over
time. IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy offers a non-invasive
solution that can produce dramatic results.
In addition to sun spots, redness and
broken capillaries begin to appear with chronic sun damage
and even conditions like rosacea.
Dr. Sobera offers the most advanced form of
IPL available, improving the appearance and health of photodamaged
skin. There is no downtime associated with this procedure. In
addition, IPL has a low risk for side effects. These two aspects of
the treatment make it an ideal option for people with an active
lifestyle. IPL is administered through a series of treatments that
can reduce those ugly brown spots and unwanted redness
and leave you with healthy, younger-looking skin. IPL even helps
remodel the collagen in your skin which can lead to
tighter, less wrinkled skin. Many people even
report smaller pores!
The gentle IPL process uses broad spectrum
light on the areas affected by sun damage, including the face,
chest, neck and hands. A small, smooth handpiece is used to transmit
the light as it is placed over the skin. Adjustments are made to the
wavelength range of the light to customize the treatment for
different types of skin. The broad spectrum light used is in the
visible and near infrared range (from 515 nm to about 1200nm).
When treating vascular lesions, the light penetrates the tissue and
is absorbed by the blood. When treating pigmented lesions, the light
is absorbed by the melanin making up the brown spot. In each case,
the body’s natural processes work to get rid of the damaged tissue,
revealing more youthful looking skin.
Dr. Sobera recommends a series of two to five
treatments at three week intervals for best results.