During the Summer months, most people enjoy going to the beach with friends and soaking up some rays from the sun. You tend to play more sports outdoors and you spend more time under the sun. Then, the Winter months come around. The bathing suits get put away and you start to spend more time indoors. However, as you look in the mirror, you may notice some of the telltale signs of damage that was done to your skin during those Summer months.
One example of the damage you can see is small or large brown spots that have developed on your skin. The spots develop because they are usually areas of your body that have a larger concentration of pigment cells. These pigment cells respond to the sun by creating excessive amounts of melanin; in some cases, the extra melanin is deep in your skin. It is clear to see that when you get brown spots on your skin in reaction to the sun, you’re dealing with multiple pigmentation issues. Because of this, you need skin treatments that are flexible enough to address multiple skin coloration concerns.
IPL devices, also known as intense pulsed light devices, are effective at removing brown spots and patches of brown skin. They do this by targeting the melanin that collects in your skin cells. Other skin cells that are not causing the skin discoloration are left untouched. This ability to selectively affect the skin cells based on their pigmentation or based on their melanin content is something that has made IPL treatment one of the most effective ways to remove brown spots that are caused from sun damage.
The IPL machine is unique in its ability to produce light in a wide range of colors simultaneously. This means that the device can be used to address multiple coloration issues at the same time. The goal of IPL treatment is to leave your skin with an even color. Areas that have an irregular brown or an irregular red color are removed. Additionally, IPL treatments can brighten your skin. It leaves your skin looking revitalized, and you are left with a youthful appearance.
In addition to having filters that allow the device to only deliver the wavelengths of light needed to address your skin issue, the IPL machine also has the ability to deliver the different wavelengths to different depths in the skin. Although the device is passed over the entire treatment site, it will only affect skin cells that are problematic. It has the unique ability to defuse brown pigmentation or redness, giving your skin an even tone.
Treatments are relatively quick. You may have a treatment done on your face within 30 minutes. You do not have to worry about injections and since this is a non-surgical procedure, there is no need for anesthesia. You can go right back to your daily activities without worrying about much downtime. IPL treatments are an effective and powerful way to get your skin looking its best.
If your Summer fun in the sun has resulted in brown spots and you think IPL treatments could benefit you, our team at Pierre Skin Care Institute would be happy to discuss your options with you. Our office is located in Thousand Oaks. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.