Freckles, sun spots, age spots, dark spots...whatever you want to call
them - they can be annoying! Did you know there's a seemingly easy
laser treatment that targets that sun damage and removes visible pigmentation?
The treatment is called IPL Limelight Facial, and it's available at
MHP Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.
This laser treatment is non-invasive and uses an intense pulsed light (IPL)
to improve skin tone and lighten photo-damage. The light is absorbed by
the dark spots resulting in the pigmentation breaking up, and subsequently
flaking off revealing a lightened complexion.
IPL is not to be confused with other lasers. While other lasers also use
a similar intense light and heat to treat skin issues, they're made
up of different types of light for more focused treatments.
IPL Limelight Facials can be performed on any skin area with pigmentation
and is most commonly performed on the face, chest, and hands. It can take
more than one treatment for highly sun-damaged skin to see full results.
It is recommended that the use of proper sun protection is used after
treatment to prevent the pigmentation from returning.
What can you expect the day of treatment and after? This treatment takes
approximately 30 minutes and you will feel a stinging sensation like that
of a rubber band snap. The treated area may be slightly swollen and red
right after treatment, but that should subside within 24 hours. The treated
pigment will start to darken within 48 hours with a crust forming within
1 to 3 days. The darkened pigmentation often has the appearance of coffee
grounds. Once these appear, it typically takes 1 week to flake off the
face and up to 3 weeks on other areas of the body. It is recommended that
you let the ‘coffee ground areas’ slough off naturally.
This anti-aging treatment can be scheduled at MHP Plastic and Cosmetic
Surgery by calling (317) 421-1980. What's better than younger looking skin?