With advancements in photofacial laser treatment technology results have improved becoming more reliable and safer for any area of the body. The removal of brown spots on the hands (sometimes called liver/age spots) will be a faded memory of the past. As a prospective patient, we will explain the Photofacial Laser technology process, how it works and what can be expected from the treatments.
How Does IPL Photofacial Work
The Photofacial Laser targets sun damaged skin, brown and red spots and stimulates collagen to help reduce the weathered look of the hands. A Photofacial Laser hand piece is used to concentrate an intense pulse of light to the hand area which, in turn, stimulates increased blood flow and generates additional collagen to the affected area. The treatment feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin and within two weeks the dark spots will flake off to reveal your improved skin results.
Whats the Doctor say About IPL PhotoFacial
Dr. Rubaum continued, “This new photofacial laser technology allows the hand piece to be placed directly on the skin with no gel giving consistency in treatment parameters. This consistency gives the patient the same effectiveness across the entire hand.” The wavelength of light of this laser is specifically designed to target the damaged darker pigmentation, reducing the chance of injury to the surrounding skin. “Dr. Rubaum continued, “As a precaution, we test sample a part of the skin to see a patient’s reaction to the treatment. This is always the first step of a smart skin plan and remedial process.”
Patients will have a precautionary test spot performed on their hands and after 10 minutes the reaction will be assessed and the full treatment done. Within 24 hours of the photofacial laser treatment patients will see the spots on their hands become a darker brown which is sometimes referred to as a peppering effect. These dark spots will ultimately flake off within ten days to two weeks leaving a brighter more radiant skin. If necessary, additional treatments may be required. Combining the Photofacial Laser treatment with an effective home care regime and a good sunscreen (SPF 30) will increase your results and keep the pigmentation from returning.
Visit The Laser Image Company and let us help renew your hands.