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Fighting Age Spots with IPL Laser Treatment

Fighting Age Spots with IPL Laser Treatment

Many of us develop signs of ageing within our skin, and there are plenty of cosmetic treatments out there to combat them. For some, this means focusing on tackling lines and wrinkles, while others may have to work on their skin tone itself. Age spots are an extremely common form of skin ageing, and can be a telltale sign of age. If you feel it’s time to do something about your age spots, IPL laser treatment at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic might be the perfect solution.

 
IPL laser treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that vastly improves the look of areas of hyperpigmentation within the skin, through the use of intense pulsed light. IPL laser treatment works by penetrating the skin with a number of different wavelengths, which are designed to break down the excess pigmentation in the treatment area.

 
IPL laser treatment has many benefits that sway thousands of patients to undergo the treatment every year. One of these positives is that IPL treatment for age spots is quick and convenient. With an average procedure time of just 15-30 minutes, and no recovery time needed, the treatment is perfect for those with busy lifestyles. Another benefit of IPL laser treatment for age spots is that the treatment can provide patients with a long term improvement to the look of their skin. Improving the look of hyperpigmentation issues such as age spots can vastly improve not only the look but the quality of the skin, resulting in a younger looking appearance to the skin, so a solution with longevity is appealing to many patients.

 
IPL laser treatment does not hurt, but patients may experience a warmth to their skin. Many patients compare the sensation of IPL treatment to a warm elastic band snapping against the skin.

 
Although IPL laser treatment for age spots does come with benefits, it’s also important that patients consider the risks and potential side-effects involved with treatment too. Speak to your practitioner during your consultation to discover any potential risks, and factor these into your decision accordingly. Of course, following any aftercare advice carefully can minimise the chance of any adverse side-effects occurring. Also following treatment, patients may experience a darkening of the skin, which will crust and peel off within 1-2 weeks of treatment.

 
IPL treatment for age spots can be performed both on patient’s face and on the hands to disguise the look of ageing pigments on the skin. Some patients can see a visual improvement to the look of their age spots after just one sitting, but for maximum results, IPL treatment should be performed in a course of sessions. Generally, patients will require 4 treatment sessions, which a 4 week healing period between each one.

 
Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock is a cosmetic doctor at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. Speaking on IPL laser treatment specifically for use on age spots, she said:

 
IPL treatment can be a great way to tackle the visible signs of ageing like age spots. The treatment is quick, painless and can provide patients with noticeable results from just one sitting. If you are considering undergoing laser treatment, do your research and ensure that you’re putting your treatment in safe, qualified hands. Here at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we have a dedicated team of dermatologists, cosmetic doctors and beauty therapists, all of whom have a background in dermatology. This is hugely beneficial for patients considering a skin treatment like laser age spot treatment, because it will not only ensure great results, but it will allow you to achieve them in a safe and controlled way. ”

 
If you would like more information on IPL treatment for age spots, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today by contacting the clinic directly via phone or email. The clinic welcomes enquiries from all areas of Kent, including Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Sandwich, Broadstairs and Folkestone.