Got spots? Red spots? Brown spots? Maybe just an overall uneven skin tone? Well, you might not even know that there’s a laser for that!
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is hands down one of my favorite lasers because it does a superb job at evening out skin tone with minimal down time. IPL is my go-to laser to not only combat red broken blood vessels, but it also treats brown spots that have accumulated on your skin from the sun- essentially we’re killing two birds with one stone, which is why patients love it and why I love using it.
Here’s some of the science behind how the laser works: The light energy in the IPL is absorbed by brown and red pigment which causes it to generate heat and destroys the the blood vessel or the brown spot that holds the color. The body then sees this structure as damaged and takes it away leaving the skin tone more even and bright.
Before & After with IPL: As you can see from the photo provided by my patient, she had quite a few brown spots that she wanted treated with IPL. The photos at the top show what it looks like when your body is trying to take away the brown spots after an IPL treatment. The photos at the bottom show my patient after 4 days with gentle exfoliation. You can see that the brown spots have disappeared, leaving behind beautiful, glowing and even skin. She barely needs to wear foundation now and she is thrilled with her results.
In my practice, I have found the results with IPL to be incredibly consistent and IPL has become one of my favorite tools in the office.