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 handpiece that’s tip is smaller and also has wavelengths to target broken blood vessels at the same time. Handpieces for treating the body come with larger tips to speed up treatment time for larger areas.
All of our IPL handpieces 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 sunspots, causing them to rise to the surface and flake away within four weeks. Sunspots will get lighter after every treatment, however, three to six treatments are needed to achieve skin that is even in tone, youthful and sunspot free.