Benefits of Light and Laser Treatments?

I am wondering if having IPLs or Fraxel or other treatments are beneficial to do even if you do not have the damage showing on your skin yet? For example, would it be smart to have a treatment done once or twice a year even if no lentigos were showing on the skin? I have a few brown spots and a few broken capillaries. I am trying to incorporate something into my skincare that will keep my skin looking the same for as long as possible and prevent unwanted things from popping up.

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Treating Skin For Sun-Damage and Aging

IPL stands for INTENSE PULSE LIGHT treatments. These are light-based treatments that revitalize skin by targeting imperfections such as sun spots or facial redness. .These are great options for Rosacea, Acne, sun-damaged skin and signs of aging with wrinkles . Cutera's IPL is called the Limelight  treatment and after you have accomplished any sun-damage of brown spots and broken capillaries, then 1-2 / year would be a good maintenance plan along with good medical-grade skin care products to protect, nourish and prevent signs of aging.

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San Juan Capistrano Physician
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Simple Improvements with Permea and Clear and Brilliant Laser Treatments

Perméa is the latest technology utilizing a low-power 1927nm non-invasive fractional laser for rejuvenation and pigmentation. The Clear + Brilliant Perméa is designed to address early signs of aging and help to prevent them.The results of the treatment are both immediate and progressive. A few days after the treatment, your skin will start to feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone and reduction of brown spots

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Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Preventative laser

Preventative laser therapy makes for an interesting discussion. I would say that in the absence of significant damage, budget-permitting, a once per year treatment with IPL or BBL is not a bad idea to pick of areas of redness, blood vessels, and early brown spots. One could argue that a laser resurfacing with a Fraxel or Profractional laser every 2-3 years would also be a nice option to improve the texture and tone of the skin, and ward off fine lines and wrinkles.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
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