Our Intense-Pulsed Light (IPL) Sun Spot Reduction treatment, or IPL Photojuvenation, uses the same technology as Photofacial treatments for the face. When treating the face we use a hand piece that's tip is smaller and also has wavelengths to target broken blood vessels at the same time. Hand pieces for treating the body come with larger tips to speed up treatment time for larger areas.
All of our IPL hand pieces are water cooled and come in direct contact with the skin during treatment to provide "ice pack" like protection on the skin while delivering heat into the unwanted pigment. The same
reaction happens on the body as does on the face where the light is targeted at the pigment in sun
spots, causing them to rise to the surface and flake away within four weeks. Sun spots will get lighter after every treatment however,
three to six treatments are needed to achieve skin that is even in tone,
youthful and sun spot free.
Cost of Laser Sun Spot Reduction
Price per treatment:
Decollete (chest area), $250
Lower arms, $150
Lower legs, $300
Individual spot treatment, $99 initial and $4 for each additional spot
Combine therapies to maximize your results.
10% off any 3 treatments
20% off any 6 treatments
25% off any 9 treatments
Frequently Asked Questions about Sun Spot Reduction
How does sun spot reduction work?
Our Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machine targets the pigment in the sun spots, superheating them and causing them to rise up to the surface. The spots lift up and flake away over the course of 2-4 weeks, leaving your skin looking more youthful and even-toned.
Does IPL photorejuvenation hurt?
Treatment is tolerable and is akin to the sensation of a warm rubber band snap. Our IPL machine is a water-cooled system, meaning that the handpeice itself acts like an ice pack and cools the skin before, during, and after each pulse, making the treatment quite comfortable.
How long does laser sun spot reduction last?
We can not cure sunspots, once they have formed their way into the skin their cell memory will last forever, we can only eliminate the sun spot from view. Therefore, sunscreen compliance is mandatory after treatment to prolong your investment and keep your skin looking youthful and even-toned. It is impossible to stay completely out of the sun so as time goes on the sun spots will reappear. Re-treatment is recommended once a year or every other year depending on your lifestyle and goals.
What should I expect after my IPL photorejuvenation treatment?
Immediately after treatment your skin will feel warm and sensitive to the touch, almost akin to a sunburn. This sensation is temporary and usually calms down within a day or so, but the redness may linger for up to a week. As the pigmentation lifts to the surface, it will appear darker and darker until it forms a crust on the surface of the skin that almost looks like coffee grounds or black pepper. This flakes away shortly thereafter, leaving your skin looking more even-toned.
How many treatments will I need?
We usually recommend a series of 3-6 treatments. Results are cumulative, meaning that the spots will improve and get lighter with each treatment. Remember: it has taken many years for the sun spots to accrue and it will most likely take multiple treatments to get the best results!
Are there any side effects to IPL photorejuvenation?
With darker skin tones if done incorrectly treatment can cause hyper pigmentation.
What are the benefits of IPL photorejuvenation?
It clears skin tone from unwanted sun spots and freckles on the body. As mentioned above when treating the face we can also help reduce redness from broken capillaries and rosacea.
What is the downtime after IPL photorejuvenation?
Plan for social downtime. Meaning if you have a big event such as a high school reunion or preparing to look good in a summer dress, it is recommended you get this treatment three to four weeks ahead of time.
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