We all love the sun, and living in an often cloudy climate such as Britain means most of us take every opportunity we can to catch some rays. However, our need to embrace the sun often means many of us don’t take the precautions needed to protect our skin, and as a result some of us see the development of sun damage to our skin over time. Age spots, fine lines and hyperpigmentation are common signs of sun damage and now can be treated and improved, thanks to the help of IPL laser treatment. And the good news is it’s available at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic now!
Of course, the best way to avoid premature ageing is to use a quality SPF, even when it’s not sunny, but if the signs of ageing have already started to make you unhappy with your skin, specifically on your face then IPL laser treatment can be used to combat a number of skin issues. IPL harnesses the power of energy to penetrate and improve the look of hyperpigmentation and age spots within the problem area. IPL laser treatment can show improvements to the look of age spots in just one sitting and the treatment can be sat a further 2-4 times. It’s popular for the hands as well as the face, as these are the two most exposed areas to the sun’s dangerous and powerful rays.
“Sun damage is an issue we seen a lot within our clinic. Although many of us now are more aware of the issues that over exposure to the sun can bring up for our skin there are still patients that have already developed signs of sun damage,” says Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock, from Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.
“IPL laser treatment provides patients with a great solution to the look of sun damaged skin, and provides patients with an array of positives that encourage thousands of patients worldwide to opt for the treatment each year.”
This type of treatment is quick and convenient, with a procedure time of just 15-30 minutes and no recovery time necessary. Patients can sit the treatment within their lunch break and return to work with no hassle caused. IPL laser treatment is also able to provide patients with outstanding and quick results that can provide a long-term improvement to the condition of the skin.
What happens after?
Following treatment patients may experience a warm sensation to the treated area as well as some superficial redness. Patients may experience darkening and peeling of the skin within the treatment areas as a result of IPL laser treatment too, but this should subside within 1-2 weeks following treatment. The treatment does not cause pain but some patients may experience a small amount of discomfort. Some patients have compared the sensation of IPL laser treatment to having an elastic band lightly snapped against their skin.
“If you are considering undergoing laser treatment for sun damage then I would strongly suggest choosing a qualified and experienced cosmetic professional. At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we have a team of cosmetic doctors and dermatologists all with a background in dermatology, and our team are dedicated to providing the highest level of care in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere to clients from Canterbury, Ashford, Dover and Broadstairs in Kent,” Dr Hudson-Peacock added.
Undergoing IPL laser treatment with a qualified and experienced cosmetic professional is always strongly advised as they will not only be able to provide a higher standard of treatment, but will also be able to answer any questions you may have, as well as help you through your decision making process. If you would like more information on laser treatment for sun damaged skin, or any other cosmetic treatments, then book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today.