Freckles, age spots, moles, and vascular lesions on the face, chest, arms, and hands are all signs of aging and years of exposure to the sun. When these signs are premature, they can feel prominent, unsightly, and bothersome. There is where photorejuvenation comes in.
Photorejuvenation uses Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to refresh the skin.* IPL delivers light energy to the skin, treating age spots and sun damage. This energy is selectively absorbed into the skin by the unwanted pigment and then cleared away by the body.* This procedure is the gold standard in non-surgical treatments that get rid of unwanted pigment, without harming the surrounding areas.*
IPL is effective on a variety of skin types, but we recommend discussing it with your plastic surgeon to see if you are a candidate or not. Within a few sessions, you can expect more skin tone and a decrease in the appearance of unwanted skin pigment.*
Depending on the size of the treatment area, IPL can be performed within minutes.* Following the treatment, patients may experience minimal discomfort, but they can resume normal activities immediately. Temporary darkening of the treated pigment should be expected, but soon it will slough away, revealing a clearer, more uniform look.
At Illuminate Plastic Surgery, we use Cynosure, the world-class photorejuvenation equipment.
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