Intense pulsed light, also known as IPL, can offer a gentle and long-lasting solution for visible signs of sun damage that affect the way your hands look. It also combines dramatic improvement with virtually no downtime and with no damage to the surface of the skin, which some patients may experience during laser resurfacing. A typical IPL Hand treatment can take 15 minutes. There may be some redness and/or minor swelling after treatment. Any brown spots will eventually darken and fade from the surface, revealing fresher-looking, smoother skin. Several treatments (sometimes as many as 6) may be required to see the full benefit to the skin.
You may experience a sunburned effect for a few hours afterwards. Spots will temporarily appear darker, and hair growth may be affected. Swelling, blistering, infection, unwanted pigmentation changes and scarring are rare effects, and you should contact your doctor if they appear.
Healthy individuals with minor blemishes are likely to be candidates for Hand Photorejuvenation.
No, you may return to your daily routine immediately.
You may not want to have Hand Photorejuvenation if you have a history of excessive scarring, excessive bleeding or bruising, sun sensitivity, keloid formation or poor healing. Those with a family history of skin cancer should talk to their doctor about whether or not to proceed with treatment.
Hand Photorejuvenation’s quick treatment time, visible results and lack of downtime make it a popular method to achieve the desired effects.
You will experience minor discomfort similar to a mild sunburn.
Hand Photorejuvenation gives the skin a healthy, youthful look, as well as decreases the appearance of blemishes such as scars, brown spots and redness.
The effects of Hand Photorejuvenation can be permanent if the skin is well cared for.
Your skin will be sensitive and will need to be protected from the sun. Any swelling should be minimal and can be treated with cold compresses. The red and brown areas should flake off after a few days.
There are other light treatments and topical creams that may be used instead. You should consult your doctor, as Hand Photorejuvenation will not treat the underlying conditions causing your blemishes.
The skin is cleansed, prepared with gel and then treated with the light. Afterward, the gel is cleaned off, and sunblock is applied. Cold compresses may be used if needed. You may return to your normal routine immediately.
Noticeable results appear after the first few treatments.
Those with darker skin are less likely to see results and more likely to experience adverse side effects.
The standard schedule is one treatment per month for five months. Some clients may be satisfied with the results from two or three sessions, and some may seek additional treatment.
A session lasts around thirty minutes.
Hand Photorejuvenation is a safe, common and quick treatment with little risk.