Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Therapy
Sunspots are accumulated melanin in small clumps. Intense pulse light therapy utilizes high-intensity pulses of light to destroy the accumulated melanin, which eliminates the dark spots. This treatment also stimulates the production of collagen, which repairs the skin for a smoother and fresher look. One IPL session is not enough to acquire the desired results, which means that you’ll have to undergo several treatment sessions. Each IPL session takes an average of thirty minutes, depending on the area being treated.
Laser therapy, just like IPL targets and destroys the accumulated melanin without causing damage to the skin surface. However, lasers utilize specific wavelengths of light to destroy the sunspots. When laser light is focused on the sunspots, the melanin pigment absorbs the light, which in turn heats up and destroys the cells. Laser therapy also triggers the rejuvenation of healthier skin cells for overall skin improvement. Laser therapy is the ultimate choice for deeply pigmented dark spots. Several sessions are required for an ideal outcome.
Sun Spots Removal
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of sunspot removal treatment is dependant on several factors. These include:
- The size of the treatment area
- The number of sessions required to achieve desired results
- The type of treatment used (IPL or Laser therapy
By visiting our clinic for a thorough checkup, we’ll be able to tell you the exact cost or estimate of your sunspots removal procedure. Book an appointment today and get to learn about our special offers.
Whether you’re undergoing laser or IPL treatment, you require more than a single session to achieve desired results. The number of sessions required differs depending on the size of the treatment area and the intensity of the sunspots, among other factors. However, on average, it takes about three treatment sessions to eliminate sunspots.
Laser and IPL treatments destroy sunspots through heat. This may sting, especially on sensitive parts of the skin. To keep our clients comfortable through the treatment sessions, we apply a topical numbing gel on the treatment areas.
The sunspots removal treatments utilized at Lumiskins are minimally invasive, which reduces the possibility of major side effects. However, one might experience the following minor side effects:
- Redness of skin
- Slight swelling
- Skin irritation
These symptoms subside after a few hours or a few days, and they do not affect your ability to perform daily activities. You can place an ice pack or take over-the-counter painkillers to help with the symptoms.
After undergoing sunspots removal treatment, it might take up to 3 weeks to achieve noticeable results. The reason why it takes three weeks is the fact that laser therapy and IPL rely on the body’s natural healing process to eliminate sunspots.
The sunspots removal treatments (IPL and laser therapy) work by destroying melanocyte cells (responsible for dark spots) and stimulating the rejuvenation of new cells for smoother and healthier skin. Both IPL and laser therapy emit intense light that is absorbed and converted to heat by the melanin pigment, leading to their destruction and elimination.
To learn more about how the sunspots removal treatments work, contact us today.