Will IPL Help Freckles?

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IPL and freckles

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IPL is a good treatment options for brown spots and freckles.  You may need a series of 3-5 treatments spaced one month apart from each other to see improvement. 

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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IPL treats Freckles Caused by Freckles.

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Yes, typically IPL treats sundamaged skin.  Brown spots like freckles are mainly treated with IPL's. 

Hope this helps.



Dr. Grant Stevens        Marina PlasticSurgery Associates          Marina del Rey, CA         The Institute

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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IPL works well on freckles

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IPL treatment works very well as a treatment for brow pigmenation of the skin caused by sun exposure, such as freckles.  We find that we can removed about 80 to 90 percent of spots with one treatment and the darker the spot, the easier it is to remove.  The treatment is quick, approximately 6 minutes to treat the full face.  There is some discomfort as the laser has some heat and feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin.  However, with topical numbing cream applied before the procedure, most people find the discomfort to be fairly minimal.  When treating freckles, the spots will darken over the course of 4 to 5 days and then dry up and flake off, leaving a more even complection.

Jonathan Sonne, MD
Naples Facial Plastic Surgeon

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