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?