It is a rarity that a person enjoys a perfect facial appearance. Spots on the skin especially are quite common around the globe. No one likes a blotchy skin and the best way to deal with it is to get it treated. The phenomenon of skin discoloration is known as pigmentation. Pigmentation is a disorder and appears in form of patches on the skin.
There are a number of reasons behind facial pigmentation. In order to take care of the problem, there are a number of pigmentation treatment that are available. The ideal and least invasive of these options is known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). It is useful in a number of skin related conditions as well as used for unwanted hair removal. We shall look into the factors behind pigmentation as well as how IPL treatment works.
Factors Causing Pigmentation
There are a number of factors that can cause blotchy skin. The greatest culprit in this regard is extreme exposure to the sun. Other factors too can play a part including hormonal imbalances caused by pregnancy or birth control medications and post inflammatory hyper Pigmentation caused by physical trauma. It has also been suggested that skin pigmentation can be a result of extreme stress in certain cases.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment
It is a noninvasive procedure with no downtime and is might effective in getting rid of facial pigmentation. The concept used in Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is fairly simple. Broad spectrum light source is used generally with a spectral range of 500 to 1200 nm. The light directly targets the pigmented areas of the skin and does not affect the surrounding areas. It also accelerates the production of collagen which is an important structural protein.
A single session usually lasts between 20 to 30 minutes and generally four to six session are required in order to achieve the desired results. This can vary in individual cases. The procedure is virtually painless which is its greatest advantage. It is known to perform better with people that have lighter skin tone in comparison with people with darker skin tones. Ensure that you follow the post-procedural steps recommended by the doctor.
If you are interested in learning more about Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or to schedule a treatment, come visit us at Laser Skin Care. We also offer free online consultation to our clients and all you need to do is to fill in the form given below.