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Brown spots and freckles are two of the most common skin concerns. While they’re usually harmless, many people want to eliminate them for aesthetic reasons. You’re not alone if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get rid of brown spots without downtime – fortunately, laser treatments can help! Here’s what to know about IPL, the gold standard in brown spot removal.

What is IPL treatment, and Why Is It So Effective?

IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to target and correct specific areas of skin. One of the reasons why IPL treatment is so effective is because it can target areas of the skin (pigmented cells called melanocytes) without damaging the surrounding tissue. This means minimal risk of side effects and downtime.

Another reason why IPL treatment is so effective is that it can treat a variety of different skin conditions. So, whether you’re looking to get rid of brown spots, freckles, pigmentation, or clear blemishes, IPL treatment can help improve your complexion and also achieve brighter healthier skin.

IPL Treatment Can Do Wonders for Sun-Damaged Skin

Intense pulsed light therapy can help improve sun-damaged skin’s appearance. During an IPL treatment, pulses of light are emitted on the skin, which helps to break up melanin and other pigments that cause brown spots and freckles. IPL treatments are best done in a series of sessions, and each session usually lasts under an hour, all depending on the size of the area and or the severity of the sun-damaged skin. Most people see improvements after a single treatment. Our team will make sure you understand how many sessions will be needed for your ideal results.

IPL Laser Treatments and What to Expect

We’ll start by discussing your goals and what you want to achieve with IPL. Your skin will be cleansed and you’ll be given protective eye shields. Then, the handpiece will be used to deliver light pulses to the treatment area. 

Most people have at least some redness and swelling immediately after treatment, similar to a sunburn. This usually subsides within a few hours. It’s common to see some darkening of the treated areas, but this will eventually fade as the melanin flakes off over the course of a few weeks.

After IPL treatments, it’s essential to wear sunscreen to prevent photodamage since your skin will be especially sensitive to sun exposure. With a full package of IPL treatments, you can enjoy clearer, brighter skin.

Schedule Your Appointment

Summer is the right time to enjoy the outdoors, but all that sun exposure can cause severe damage to your skin. We offer IPL treatments right in our Minneapolis, MN office. We’ll get to know you and your goals while considering your skin concerns to create a fully customized treatment package. 

If you’re considering IPL laser treatments to get rid of sun damage, brown spots, and freckles, schedule your consultation at Rocheford Plastic Surgery by phone or online.

Patient Resources

Whether a new or returning patient, we have plenty of resources to either help you get started or learn more about the procedure process. From patient forms to blogs, we have all the resources you’ll need to prepare yourself for your appointment.

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