Dark spots on the skin – we all have them. These spots are caused by the excessive production of melanin in the skin, which results in areas of darkly pigmented skin. The spots are often classified into the following categories:
- Liver spots or Age Spots – result from too much sun exposure
- Birthmarks – on a child at birth
- Melasma – found mostly in pregnant women or women taking birth control pills
For women who value flawless skin these dark spots are unappealing. The spots are also a stark reminder of the aging process and can make women look older and less attractive. Several effective treatments for dark spots include the use of skin lightening creams with hydroquinone, which helps by blocking the production of melanin in the skin. Chemical peels are also effective in reducing brown spots on the skin. These treatments will help temporarily or as long as you use the product.
To get more dramatic and permanent results, one of the most effective treatments for removing brown spots on the skin is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photofacial Treatment. IPL treatment removes dark spots from the skin with minimal to no side effects. In addition to removing brown spots, IPL also targets redness and blotchiness in the skin and is considered a very effective anti-aging technology in the cosmetic medical world. .
How does the treatment eliminate the dark spot from your skin?
A broad-spectrum light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the skin. This light penetrates through the skin and breaks up the pigment in the skin. The brown spots heat up, turn darker, and then flake off in a few days, leaving a beautiful, flawless complexion.
This method is very effective and very convenient. This process generally requires 3-5 treatments to completely eliminate all brown spots and rejuvenate and revitalize the skin.
Seek a reputable med spa with skilled technicians if you want to try IPL. The technician will evaluate your skin and recommend the number of treatments required. Be sure you are comfortable with the facility and the technician because you will be returning multiples times until the treatment is complete.
So don’t let those dark spots ruin your elegance. Contact BodyLase® to set up an appointment with one of our highly skilled technicians. Call 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary).