I am 64 yrs old and have age spots on my hands. I have thin skin and blue veins popping out. How will IPL affect my veins?
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IPL effect on veins
IPL to hands
IPL (which is a light) is a very surface treatment. Unlike a true laser, it doesn't have the ability to penetrate very deeply into the skin so it will not affect the blue veins there. If you want to treat those, you would need to consult a dermatologist or hand specialist about possible sclerotherapy.
Also, wear sunscreen daily on your hands. This is one of the most overlooked areas of the body. People say "I don't go out in the sun." But when you drive your hands are directly within the sun's rays through the windshield. You'd be surprised how much sun they get!
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