IPL Photofacial Reverses Sun Damage

Did you know that sun exposure is the leading cause of premature aging? Many of us don’t really understand this until we hit our 30s and all of those teenage tanning decisions start to pay off – in a bad way. Dark spots start appearing and hormonal changes can lead to melasma even with minimal sun exposure. Sun damage can make you look years older than you are, and much of that can be a result of poor habits from years ago. The good news is that the IPL Photofacial specifically targets this type of hyperpigmentation, historically difficult to get rid of with topical creams. This laser technology is truly a game changer for anyone dealing with the effects of sun damage on their skin.

The Long-Term Effects Of Sun Damage

When talking about your skin and the sun, it can be a little tricky. Everyone knows that being outside and getting some Vitamin D in the form of sunlight is beneficial to both your mental and physical well-being, right? The problem comes when we over-expose, which generally happens in warmer weather. It’s fun being at the beach or pool all day, or simply spending time gardening and playing with your kids outside. The key is moderation (isn’t it always?). You can take care to cover your skin during certain parts of the day or if you’ll be outside for a few hours. And of course, wear sunscreen! But remember that wearing sunscreen doesn’t replace taking breaks from the sun.

When we get too much sun exposure, the UV rays actually damage skin cells below the skin surface. They create negative changes, in some cases – cancer, that can take years to show up on the surface. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to prevent sun damage in the first place.

An IPL PhotoFacial Tackles Hyperpigmentation

Even if you started today with perfect sunscreen use and exposure moderation, that won’t get rid of the hyperpigmentation that you already have. But fortunately, we offer something that will. IPL, or intense pulsed light, laser technology targets pigmented cells and draws them out, even from deep within the skin. These areas rise to the surface and begin to darken, scab, and then slough off, revealing fresh skin underneath. For people struggling with dark spots/age spots, large amounts of freckling, and even melasma, this treatment is unmatched in its effectiveness! To learn more about this treatment and see if you’re a good candidate, schedule a consultation with us. Until then – don’t forget the sunscreen!

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