Whether born with them or acquired over the course of a lifetime, virtually everyone has one or more sun spots, freckles or skin discoloration they’d love to get rid of! A doctor’s letter confirming that no skin cancers are present is usually required before commencing your treatment cycle and a series of 4 – 6 treatments spaced 4 week apart are required for optimal results. Treatments areas such as backs of hands, forearms, colletage and face will respond well.
How IPL Works
The colour present in the pigmented lesion, acts as a magnet and draws the light heat and energy to the area which will then either crust (this is not a scab, just a little dry feeling do not pick it off as the skin is still healing underneath this generally lasts from 5- 10 days.) or the pigment shatters and is reabsorbed back into the bloodstream. Crusting is generally more apparent in the first session as there is more pigment, as the treatments progress less pigment is visible so the energy penetrated tends to fade the remaining pigment gradually. To achieve optimum results a home care regimen is imperative as is total UV avoidance.
Additional treatments such as microdermabrasion and/or chemical peels may also be required in order to obtain desired results.
A consultation at the skin and laser clinic Sydney will determine the best treatment solution for you based on your individual situation.