Pigmented lesions such as age spots or sun damage can be successfully lightened or removed with Intense Pulsed Light. The treatment is non-invasive and suitable for both the face and body and will result in a more even skin tone.
Q. How does Intense Pulsed Light work?
A. Intense Pulsed Light systems release short pulses of filtered light that is readily absorbed by the high concentration of melanin found within freckles, sun spots or liver spots. The rapid absorption of light energy heats the melanin and causes the destruction of the melanin-rich cells.
Q. How is the treatment carried out?
A. With Intense Pulsed Light treatments a layer of chilled gel is applied to the treatment area. The light applicator is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area cooled. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.