People who seek IPL treatments for age spots, experience a gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented imperfections with each treatment. As an added advantage, they also begin to notice textural improvements in the skin. The treatments result in fast results, and are unparalleled for skin safety. No long-term health hazards have been reported with IPL light therapy. In fact, these treatments have been safely used for many years in aesthetics, medicine and surgery.
During IPL treatments, patients may experience a slight pinch that resembles a rubber band being mildly snapped against the skin. Some doctors apply a topical anesthetic that helps lessen or even eliminate the sensation. After treatment, patients may notice a temporary pinkness in the treated area. This usually goes away within a few hours, but has been known to stick around for as much as a week. After treatment, the majority of patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately.
After they are treated with an IPL laser, age spots generally appear darker for from 3 to 7 days before they begin to lighten and disappear altogether. At times, crusting may occur, which can last up to 10 days. The spots tend to resolve completely at one month. IPL takes an average of 3-5 treatments to completely clear the age spots.
If you are in the Highland, NY area and have age spots, Essence MediSpa is one the area’s leading practices in aesthetic skin care and offers cosmetic dermatology treatments including IPL treatments.