When Facials Don’t Cut It

Did you spend just a little too much time in the sun when you were young, or have you failed to be religious about using sunscreen every day to protect your skin? Perhaps it seems that every time you look in the mirror, a new brown spot appears, or the tone of your skin looks more and more uneven with red spots, hyperpigmentation, or new freckles. While some skin lotions help, it might be time to consider a photofacial with an Intense Pulse Light treatment. 

What Is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

IPL is a professional light treatment that reduces or corrects signs of aging and sun damage on the face, hands, neck, or chest. An IPL treatment at The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts, will help to improve skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen production. 

IPL can also reduce brown spots due to age or sun damage, as well as fade freckles and help minimize adult acne. IPL lessens the prominence of facial veins and capillaries that often become visible on the nose and cheeks, it can also help significantly with rosacea and minimizing pores.

How Is IPL Performed?

The first step in an IPL treatment is for each specific target area to be identified. Typical target areas include brown spots, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation, active acne, among others. A topical gel is smoothed over the skin, and then a handpiece is used to emit pulses of high-intensity light directly on the target area. A small template may be used to focus the light on the specific size and dimensions of each treatment area.

What Should I Expect?

As IPL treatments are gentle and non-ablative, you should not expect any downtime and may resume normal activity immediately. Some of the treated brown spots may appear darker for a few days until they fade away as a result of the treatment. To fully regain the youthful tone and texture of your skin, you may require more than one IPL treatment, and most people will opt to purchase treatment packages in increments of three.

IPL Is The Perfect Treatment For Active Acne!

If you’ve tried everything to get rid of your active acne to no avail, IPL could be the solution you’ve been waiting for. IPL works best on light skin and is the perfect treatment to reduce, if not eliminate, active acne. With regular treatments, IPL kills the bacteria that cause acne. In combination with a topical regimen, beautiful, blemish-free skin can be yours.

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Arranging A Consultation

The most important step in preparing for an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment at The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts, is deciding on the right doctor team to perform it. Our team comprises highly qualified and experienced medical professionals who will be happy to tell you more about IPL and its benefits. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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