If the presence of brown spots on your skin is making you feel bad about your appearance, you should check out IPL photorejuvenation. It is an effective way to eliminate these dark spots and get a more even skin tone.
Brown spots on the skin are often the result of too much exposure to the sun over time. When you spend time soaking in the rays, you are actually increasing the amount of melanin in your skin.
Melanin is the substance that provides pigment. In response to the UV rays that are emitted by the sun, the skin will produce melanin as a way of protecting itself against harm. When you are working on your tan, your intent is obviously to darken the skin evenly in order to achieve the results you desire. When you repeat this process over and over, however, the melanin will no longer spread evenly through the skin as its levels increase. Instead, it will concentrate in spots that will be scattered throughout the skin. These dark spots will not fade the way a tan will after the season ends. They will be there permanently unless treatment is given to remove them.
IPL photorejuvenation uses concentrated pulses of light to direct energy toward the dark spots. This energy will cause the concentrated melanin to break up and disperse. The spots will begin to fade over the course of the following days.
During the procedure, a special wand is passed across the skin above the areas to be treated. Many people prefer this method over traditional laser therapy because it is less aggressive. IPL photorejuvenation is a non-invasive therapy that is given in the comfort of our office. There is no reason to visit a hospital. It also does not require any downtime for recovery. You can return to work or your other daily activities immediately upon completion of the session.
If you are looking for a safe way to effectively restore a younger look to your skin, you should ask our specialist at Huntington Women’s Health for more detail about IPL photorejuvenation. We can evaluate your skin and give you realistic information regarding the kind of results you can expect. You may find that there is a way of eliminating these unwanted dark spots from your skin that is easier than you first thought. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Huntington!