FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CAUSES FRECKLES AND SUN-SPOTS?
Our skin naturally reacts when exposed to the sun. For some people, just a few minutes outside on a high UV day can result in sunburn. The same goes for freckles. And for some, even a small amount of time exposed to UV light can result in freckling.
Reacting to changing conditions is an evolutionary function designed to protect us from the sun. But it’s understable how the rapid onset of freckles can be frustrating for those who wish to have clear skin. Thankfully, IPL freckle removal works effectively almost as fast as the sun.
DOES IPL REMOVE FRECKLES?
Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) can help some people to achieve clearer skin. IPL light is converted into heat and absorbed by the pigment cells in the skin. With that, unwanted pigment is destroyed, removing freckles and other kinds of sunspots. It can also help with concerns such as birthmarks, varicose veins, rosacea, broken blood vessels and undesired body hair. Unfortunately IPL works less effectively on people with darker toned skin.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Typically, most patients require between 2 to 3 treatments. You can get excellent results from a single treatment, but often there are missed areas, and a second or third treatment allows us to pick these up. Think of it as a second coat of paint, it just looks more polished. Freckles on the back and chest will likely require up to 3 or more treatments, as they can be quite persistent. But the end goal of every treatment is where the patient is satisfied and patients have varying expectations
HOW DOES THE IPL FOR FRECKLE REMOVAL WORK?
PL technology generates a wide range of wavelengths and each of these carries a very small packet of light. All these little packages add up to destroy the relevant target, in this case: freckles and sunspots. IPL is a relatively quick procedure, typically performed in a clinic and can be used to treat a number of different areas of the face and body. IPL is very versatile and can be used to improve the appearance of birthmarks, broken blood vessels, flushed cheeks, freckles, age spots, pigmentation and can even be used as a hair removal technique for dark hair.
HOW MUCH DOES IPL TREATMENT COST?
Every patient is different, so is their skin condition and desired outcome. IPL prices are typically determined by the size of the treated area and the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. At StudioMD Larchmont, prices range from $250 per treatment to package deals of $600 for 3 treatments combined. Come in for a complimentary consultation so we can set up a IPL treatment plan that works for your goals and your budget.
CAN ANYONE RECEIVE AN IPL TREATMENT?
Unfortunately, current IPL technology only works on patients with level 1 or 2 skin type, such as Caucasian men and women. Because when there is little contrast between your skin and hair colour, the melanin-rich skin cells can also absorb the pulsed light energy and become very hot. This can cause pain, blisters, and even burns. So the treatment is not safe for those with darker skin tones.
WHERE CAN I GET IPL TREATMENT IN LARCHMONT EASTCHESTER?
At StudioMD Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Centers all of our laser technicians are qualified and thoroughly trained in the use of all the latest and best Intense Pulsed Light technology. Opting to have your IPL Treatment at StudioMD Larchmont is the perfect way for overcoming those unflattering sunspots, age spots and freckles. Come in for complimentary consultation to get expert advice and develop a custom treatment plan, uniquely designed for your skin and goals.