Although it is impossible to remove the "white spots" that result from excessive sun exposure over the years, it is sometimes possible to camouflage them by improving the dark areas that surround them. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) also called the Photofacial, can be used on the face, chest, back of hands and arms to treat the entire sun damaged area. This fades the darkened background color of the area, making the white spots blend in much better. Sun protection before and after the procedures is imperative for safe and effective treatments.
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Madeline Kraus, M.D.