Even though spots and discoloration of the skin are very, very common, they still tend to make those who have these conditions want to cover up and hide their skin from the world. However, you don’t need to hide. Whether these spots are on your face, arms, hands, or anywhere else, at Pure Touch Skin Center, we can help with our skin discoloration treatment.
Where Do Skin Spots Come From?
Dark spots on the skin, or “hyperpigmentation”, can be caused by a variety of things, including medications, genetics, commercial tanning beds, pregnancy, liver disease, not getting enough antioxidants, or too much sun exposure.
When the skin has been exposed to the sun for many years, melanin (which gives your skin its color) can clump up in one area or be overproduced in high concentrations. This results in spots on the skin.
Where Does Skin Discoloration Come From?
Another issue for many people is discolored patches on the skin. This can occur with birth, or it can come later in life. Discoloration can be a result of:
- Birthmarks (strawberry nevus, salmon patch, port wine stain)
- Medical conditions (lupus, cyanosis)
- Skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis)
- Skin pigmentation issues (melasma, vitiligo)
- Skin rashes (rosacea, psoriasis, eczema)
- Skin infections (ringworm, candidiasis, tinea versicolor)
IPL Photofacials For Spots And Discoloration
At Pure Touch Skin Center, we offer IPL (intense pulsed light) skin discoloration treatment to help these conditions. This is one of our most popular treatments, and our clients love the results.
IPL photofacials work by targeting a certain color in the skin, sending out wavelengths of quickly-pulsating light. As the skin becomes heated, the body gets rid of the discolored cells.
This means that your blotchy skin, sun spots, redness, spider veins, broken capillaries, and uneven skin tone can be greatly improved in a short amount of time with this revolutionary skin discoloration treatment.
As a bonus to improving discoloration and spots, IPL photofacials leave the skin smoother and softer than it was before because they produce new collagen!
What Happens During An IPL Photofacial Treatment?
During the IPL photofacial skin discoloration treatment, a hand-held instrument is passed across the damaged skin. This instrument administers pulses of broad spectrum light into the deep layers of the skin, healing it.
Does it hurt? Perhaps a very small bit, but any discomfort is both minimal and very quick. Many people compare the pulses of light to the feeling of a rubber band snapping on their skin. Again, this feeling is very tolerable, and very much worth the result. You’ll also be given numbing cream to help.
Final results from IPL photofacial skin discoloration treatment will be visible about 3-5 months afterward (if you do a few treatments about one month apart each). The more damaged your skin is, the more treatments you may need. The norm is about 3-5 treatments, and our clients have loved the results!
If you have skin conditions such as rosacea, discoloration, large pores, unwanted freckles, sun/age spots, uneven skin tone, etc., and you’re interested in improving them, please contact us at Pure Touch Skin Center. We offer a free consultation to go over your concerns and goals, and we can explain to you how our IPL photofacial skin discoloration treatment can help. Contact us today!