If you’re looking to brighten your skin by reducing sun spots and freckles, consider a series of 3-4 treatments to get your skin ready for the next sunshine season. Fall and winter is the perfect time to catch up on the damage done by the summer sun, and restore your skin’s natural glow before the next vacation season.
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The woman in the above photo series had two fairly aggressive IPL treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart and with a macrodermabrasion treatment in between to speed up the flaking off process. She had several freckles and flat moles that got extremely dark in the summer sun, and that is what prompted her to seek treatment.
The treatments themselves are nearly painless with numbing cream applied to the skin 30 minutes beforehand. The treated areas will be bright pink for a few hours, and the freckles themselves will turn very dark immediately after the treatment, This is a sign that the treatment was effective, and that the light was effectively absorbed by the pigment. If you don’t see this darkening, chances are that your treatment was either too weak, that the machine isn’t the best technology, or that your laser specialist didn’t customize the settings properly to your particular skin type.
The dark spots will begin to flake off about 3-4 days after the treatment. The smallest and lightests spots may be gone after a week or so, while the largest and darkest spots may take a few weeks to fade completely. The most stubborn freckles and deeper discolorations may need a few separate treatments.
If you have any questions about treating freckles and sun damage with IPL, feel free to give us a call at917-703-7069 or send us a message by clicking here.Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon New York
Photo Credit: Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery LLC