It may be impossible to avoid brown spots and spider veins. But you can take action to banish their appearance. At Best Impression Medical Spa in Blue Bell, PA, our aesthetic experts offer advanced and effective treatments to help patients achieve flawless skin.
Among our most popular weapons is the IPL Photofacial. This non-invasive, ground-breaking treatment can eradicate a host of unwanted skin flaws in this blog.
First, it helps to know how common pigmentation problems develop.
Those pesky spider veins
Your heart pumps blood around your body through your arteries and veins. When one or more of the valves in your veins is damaged and unable to push blood back to your heart, blood can pool in the veins and become visible weblike blue or red lines under your skin.
Although spider veins are not usually dangerous, you may want to have them removed because they look unattractive.
Those bothersome brown spots
Melanin is what gives your skin its color. People have varying amounts of melanin, which results in lighter or darker skin. Sometimes, the melanin clumps in one or more areas, appearing as small brown spots or large dark patches, a condition known as hyperpigmentation.
What is an IPL photofacial?
An intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial is a type of laser therapy that can treat a variety of conditions. The IPL safely penetrates your skin and stimulates your body to heal itself, repairing damaged tissue. This treatment can address a variety of skin issues, including spider veins, brown spots, and other pigment problems.
Understanding the science behind an IPL photofacial
The IPL photofacial treatment acts on hyperpigmentation by using heat to break up the concentrated areas of melanin, triggering your body to eliminate them. IPL also can seal off your damaged spider veins, eliminating the pooled blood by forcing it to travel through healthier neighboring veins.
What to expect at your IPL photofacial appointment
Before your treatment, your skin specialist discusses your aesthetic goals. Next, you’ll put on dark glasses as eye protection, and we prepare your skin by cleaning it and applying a gel. Then your treatment begins. Your specialists use a special laser tool to direct powerful light pulses into your skin.
During treatment, you may feel a slight stinging sensation, which takes about a half-hour, but the treatment is safe and doesn’t damage your skin. For best results, you likely need multiple treatments with some time in between them, which is essential to allow for healing from within.
Want to learn more about what an IPL Photofacial can do for you? Schedule a consultation with the Best Impressions Med Spa team today.
*Individual results may vary.