Sun Spots & Pigmentation

Sun Spots & Pigmentation

The Lynton Excelight is a certified medical device used for a variety of cosmetic and medical purposes that is largely recognised as the MOST clinically effective IPL by many dermatologists and the NHS. It utilises intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to deliver controlled pulses of light energy to the targeted area of the skin.

How does IPL work for sunspots?

IPL devices emit high-energy light pulses that are absorbed by the melanin in the sunspots. This absorption heats up the pigmented cells, causing them to break apart. Over time, the body’s natural healing processes remove the damaged pigmented cells, leading to a reduction in sunspots.

Is IPL treatment effective for sunspots?

IPL can be an effective treatment option for sunspots. However, the degree of effectiveness can vary depending on factors such as the size, depth, and severity of the sunspots, as well as individual skin characteristics. Multiple IPL sessions are often required to achieve the desired results.

Is IPL treatment painful?

IPL treatment can cause some discomfort, often described as a warm snapping or stinging sensation on the skin. However, most people tolerate the treatment well, and the discomfort is usually temporary.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with IPL treatment?

While IPL is generally considered safe, there are potential risks and side effects. These may include temporary redness, swelling, mild bruising, or darkening of the treated areas. In rare cases, blistering, scarring, or changes in skin texture or pigmentation may occur.

How many IPL sessions are typically needed for sunspot treatment?

The number of IPL sessions required can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the sunspots and individual skin response. Typically, a series of 3 to 6 treatments, spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart, may be recommended to achieve optimal results. Maintenance treatments may also be advised to sustain the improvements over time.

Can IPL be used on all skin types?

IPL can be used on a broader range of skin types. However, it is important to note that people with darker skin tones, particularly Fitzpatrick skin types V-VI, are at a higher risk of complications such as hyperpigmentation or burns. This is because the excess melanin in darker skin can absorb more light energy, leading to adverse effects.

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