Posted by Dr. Shareef Jandali
The patient is a 45 year old female with a history of sun exposure, whose chief complaint was small areas of scattered pigmentation on the face. These spots appeared benign on exam and are classic sun spots, or brown spots. If there are a few discrete age spots, they are best treated with IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments. These treatments were performed 3 times by our nurse skin care specialist, who is certified to use the Syneron laser. The areas usually turn darker in color immediately after treatment and then they crust and fall off within a few days. These treatments are best performed on skin that has no tan, so that the surrounding skin has very little pigment, allowing the brown spot to soak up more of the laser energy. After treatment, it is important to avoid sunlight and wear SPF. These treatments work best when combined with SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, which has been shown to reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and dark spots in as early as 6 weeks of application.
IPL photofacials for brown spots, sun spots, age spots, and areas of hyperpigmentation, are performed at Jandali Plastic Surgery. Come visit our plastic surgery office in Fairfield County, Connecticut to have one of these treatments performed by one of our nurse skin care specialists. Call 203-374-0310 to set up an appointment today!