Seeing Spots? Try IPL Treatments in Vancouver

IPL Treatments in Vancouver

Most people don’t think about sun damage until their thirties. That’s when spotting begins. Especially on fairer skin, the accumulated damage from all those sunburns and blisters can start showing through, changing the complexion with a series of spots. And while some skincare can gradually diminish marks, the go-to treatment for cosmetically reversing the effects of sun damage is Intense Pulse Light (IPL) laser treatment.


IPL Treatment for Sun Damaged Skin


If this is your first-time hearing about IPL laser treatments and light therapy, IPL is an intense, visible, broad-spectrum light that safely heats and treats various skin concerns. Think pigmentation, broken capillaries, brown spots, and melasma. As treatment IPL was first approved by the FDA in the mid-nineties, and it’s been growing in popularity ever since.

When spots on your face, neck, and décolletage start to look darker and splotchier, it can impact your confidence. And while make-up is a solution, it’s at best a temporary fix that fades over the day.

IPL focusses on skin tone and colour. Unlike lasers that use a single wavelength of intense light. IPL laser treatments are broad-spectrum (less focused) and can be used to cosmetically treat a variety of skin conditions and concerns.


Benefits of IPL Laser Treatments


There are several pros to IPL laser treatments. First, they’re fast. In most cases, you’re in and out in about twenty minutes. The treatment is relatively painless, like a rubber band snapping against the skin. There’s not much in terms of downtime. You’ll have to cover up and stay out of the sun for about a week. On the downside, most people need about 4-6 sessions to see results. Spots will also initially appear darker and more prominent after treatment before scrabbling and falling off.

While the side effects of IPL Laser are minimal, the treatments should always be administered by a professional. You can be seriously hurt if the light isn’t administered properly or there isn’t sufficient healing time between sessions. Additionally, a good sunscreen is a must, because IPL laser treatments will not prevent future damage.


IPL Treatments in Vancouver


To learn more about IPL treatments in Vancouver, contact Dr. Kamani by calling 604.222.9998 or book a complimentary consultation.




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