Removal of Sun Damage and Brown Spots with IPL
By Michael L. Thornton DO FACOS
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center
Have you considered getting rid of sun damage? One way to reduce unwanted sun damage, brown spots, age spots, freckles, facial veins, red spots and hyperpigmentation on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs is with Cynosure’s innovative ICON laser.
Our Medical Spa at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center uses advanced IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) laser technology using the MaxG or MaxY handpiece that specifically targets the unwanted pigment in the skin caused by sun damage. The IPL photorejuvenation technology sends small bursts of intense pulsed light that is filtered or divided into specific wavelengths that targets either brown or red pigment — found in sun damaged skin. Once damaged, the body naturally absorbs and eliminates the unwanted pigment leaving the skin appearing rejuvenated.
†Cynosure ICON model used for illustrative purposes only. Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.
The MaxG skin treatment can also be combined with the 1540 Fractional Non-Ablative Laser to smooth fine lines and winkles, remove skin imperfections, and lay down new collagen during the ThreeForMe™ Laser Treatment.
Typically a few treatments are needed depending on the condition, amount of damage, and skin type. Following the treatment, patients may experience a mild, sun-burn like sensation with accompanied minor swelling that usually lasts 24 hours. Over the next several days to weeks, patients will expect the brown spots to darken and flake off while any red spots will coagulate and absorb naturally.
Contact our office to schedule an appointment with our aesthetician for IPL laser treatments using the Cynosure ICON for the treatment of sun damage and brown spots.