IPL Treatment for

Oct 06, 2016 - By Dr. Martin Kassir

Treatment for sun-damaged skin in Dallas varies. Excessive sun exposure throughout life causes premature aging, resulting in dry, thin, pigmented (sun spots) skin along with deep wrinkles.

There are several treatment options your dermatologist will consider to help reduce the signs of sun-damaged skin, and depends on severity, skin type, medical history, and desired outcome.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy is an effective treatment that can reduce brown-pigmented “sun spots”, redness, and pores while help giving a firmer and smother appearance. In conjunction with IPL/photo facial treatments, microdermabrasion is a great treatment that sloughs off the dull, dead pigmented skin cells; microdermabrasion also promotes cell turn over helping provide optimal results.

The treatment time for an IPL is quick, and there is less down time compared to ablative procedures. In order to help slow down the aging process, it is very important to wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 or more everyday, even on cloudy days, and avoid excess sun exposure whenever possible.