The team at Flawless Faces Medi Spa of the San Antonio, Texas, area is excited to ensure their patients have access to the latest solutions for the face and body “near me.†This includes hyperpigmentation treatment that is readily available at our office to assist with imperfections on the skin, including birthmarks, age spots, and sun damage. Let’s take a closer look at how treatments such as intense pulse laser facials are used to address these concerns safely and effectively!

What is an intense pulse laser treatment?

Pulsed light treatment, often referred to by its acronym IPL, is a highly effective method of treating hyperpigmentation. It works by emitting high-intensity pulses of light that target specific areas on the skin, breaking up excess melanin and other pigments that cause discoloration. This eventually results in a more even skin tone and dramatic overall improvement in the appearance of the treated area.

How does it work?

The intense pulse laser facial treatment uses a special laser device that emits light in short, intense bursts. This light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the targeted pigmented areas. The heat from the laser light causes the excess melanin to break apart, which is then naturally eliminated by the body’s immune system. In addition to targeting hyperpigmentation, IPL also stimulates collagen production, resulting in firmer, smoother skin for those seeking a more youthful look.

Is IPL treatment safe?

Intense pulse laser treatment is considered both safe and effective for our patients of all skin types and colors. IPL has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, and is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning incisions or anesthesia is unnecessary. There is minimal downtime and recovery time associated with the treatment, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

What should I expect during and after my pulsed light treatment?

Patients often experience a slight snapping sensation during the intense pulse laser facial as the light pulses are emitted. This is typically well-tolerated and requires no anesthesia for most of our clients. After the treatment, some might notice mild redness or swelling in the treated area, but this usually resolves within a few hours. Changes in the skin can be seen after just a single treatment, but several sessions may be recommended for optimal results.

What else can IPL treat?

In addition to being a wonderful hyperpigmentation treatment, intense pulse laser services can also resolve the following:

  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rosacea/facial redness
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Learn more about facials for age spots and other imperfections “near me!”

If you reside in or around San Antonio, Texas, and are ready to speak to a professional about pulsed light treatment as a solution to hyperpigmentation, we invite you to call our providers to schedule a consultation visit.

Call (830)-491-2070 to request an upcoming appointment at 2363 Gruene Lake Drive, Suite C. We are open to new and returning patients at our New Braunfels, TX, area office and look forward to educating you further on the hyperpigmentation treatments available.