The sun is a welcome sight in Portland, but too much exposure to direct sunlight can cause premature aging, wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, and brown age spots on the skin. Artificial tanning such as tanning booths and prolonged sun exposure can also cause these problems. Sun damage is also attributed to several types of cancer.
The sun damage that you see surface or appear on your skin is actually damage from many years ago. It’s very common among people today because years ago we didn’t understand the importance of SPF protection for your skin.
If you are looking for help with sun-damaged skin in Portland, Aesthetic Medicine offers help through intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. With the help of our skilled team, you can rejuvenate and restore both the appearance and health of your sun-damaged skin, with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
IPL Therapy uses a special handheld laser that delivers light energy into your skin. The laser picks up the darker pigmented areas, delivering the energy causing the pigment to pull to the surface, which will then slightly scab and slough off. Multiple treatments are required to reduce these dark spots since you are pulling deeper from the tissue.
IPL Therapy evens out the color and tone of sun-damaged skin. It also improves the skin’s texture, leaving your skin radiant and youthful. Biopsies of patients have shown reversal of inflammation, pigmentation, broken capillaries, and scarring after IPL therapy. All of these benefits are available without downtime, making IPL therapy a popular choice to reverse the signs of sun damage.
Dr. Darm and the team at Aesthetic Medicine use the latest IPL technology, such as Syneron SRA, to target sun-damaged areas on the face, neck, and chest or any other areas needed. These treatments cause minimal discomfort and quickly restore the look of the skin. Some patients may experience minor irritations such as redness and swelling, however most patients are able to apply makeup without any signs of treatment after treatment after the swelling has resolved. This can vary depending on the extent of the damage. Each treatment session takes about 45 minutes, and you can return to your normal activities immediately afterward. Most patients need a series of treatments for full results, but the differences are often quite dramatic and their results are obvious instantly.
If your skin is suffering from sun damage, IPL therapy provides a proven solution to reverse the damage and restore the look of your skin. Schedule a consultation to discuss IPL in Portland with the team at Aesthetic Medicine, and see if you are a candidate for this simple, fast, and effective treatment for sun-damaged skin.