The human body changes as it ages. Many of these changes are relatively benign, but they may still have a negative effect on your appearance. Sunspots and vascular lesions are two of the most common conditions that develop in aging individuals. Due to the nature of these conditions, they are generally left alone as they only affect a person’s appearance.
Traditional treatments may do more harm than good, which further leads patients to ignore them. Intense-pulsed light (IPL) therapy represents a safe and effective way to treat sunspots, vascular lesions, and many other dermatological conditions. This non-invasive therapy can be used to make your skin beautiful once more.
What Causes Sunspots and Vascular Lesions?
The cause of many skin conditions resides within the different layers of the skin. Understanding how these conditions appear can help you pick the best treatment.
Sun spots are a type of hyperpigmentation that occurs near the upper layers of the dermis. These tend to form around pores and other areas, but they may appear anywhere on the skin. They tend to form as a person ages due to changes that occur in the dermis layer.
Vascular lesions tend to form deeper within the skin than sun spots do, but their nature makes them similar to sunspots. They tend to push outward against the skin until they cause changes in the pigmentation of the nearby skin, which can be anywhere from a minor nuisance to a major imperfection.
How Does IPL Treat These Skin Conditions?
IPL therapy utilizes high-energy light pulsed at specific intervals. This allows the light to harmlessly pass through healthy layers of the skin before reaching target tissues.
Once they reach those target tissues, the pulses will do one of two things:
- The energy will become heat, which may destroy the target cells.
- The light will trigger a repair response within the body, which in turn allows for “faulty” or “imperfect” areas to be healed by the body.
When applied to areas showing sun spots or vascular lesions, a combination of the two above effects tends to happen.
Why Choose IPL Treatments Over Other Therapies?
IPL treatments carry several unique advantages, especially when compared to more traditional therapies.
The advantages of IPL treatments include:
- Accelerated healing
- High compatibility with other non-invasive treatments
- Natural healing that stems from the body’s own processes
- No invasive surgeries
- No requirement of anesthetic
- Convenient and brief treatment sessions
- Flexibility in what conditions can be treated
This makes IPL treatments ideal for people with fair to medium-dark skin. Patients of all ages may be treated by IPL therapy due to the safer nature of this procedure.
Treat Your Sun Spots and Vascular Lesions with IPL Therapy
IPL therapy provides an ideal way to treat sun spots, vascular lesions and other types of “skin deep” dermatological imperfections.
While IPL is versatile and safe, it may not be for everyone. It has trouble treating certain skin types, and it may be ineffective for deeper conditions like melasma.
To find the best treatment for your dermatological imperfections, contact Doctor’s Approach today. We will schedule a consultation appointment with one of our dermatological care experts. We can evaluate your needs before drafting a comprehensive and effective skin rejuvenation treatment plan.