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How Effective is IPL for Sun Damage and Age Spots?

I am considering IPL  as I do have some sun damage spots/brown age spots, after reading some reviews about it, I am unsure weather to go ahead and have treatment.

Do you think that it really works and I am concerned about what my skin will look like in years to come. Do you recomend this treatment?


Doctor Answers (3)

IPL Sun Damage

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IPL (Intense Pulse Light Therapy) will help lighten brown spots as well as stimulate collagen and reduce redness. Try chemical peels in combination with IPL's to boost your result. Also, a home care system with 4% hydroquinone will help fade your brown spots and is safe to use while getting IPL treatments.

Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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IPL for sun damage

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IPL treatments can stimulate collagen, smooth skin and fade brown spots and redness.  If you have extensive sun damage, photodynamic therapy combining IPL with a medication called Levulan will give you an enhanced result.  Use sunscreen after these treatments and your skin will be healthier.

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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IPL PhotoFacials ave very helpful for brown spots.

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Here's several things to consider:

PhotoFacials are best to do in the winter, when the sun is not strong.

You're a good candidate if you have light skin.

Dark brown spots respond the best. Some light brown spots take several treatments.

IPL is visible (not ultra-violet) light, and is completely safe.

Best regards.

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 299 reviews

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