Freckles are formed by exposure to solar UV-B radiation. This is a form of sun damage that can also be a predetermined hereditary trait. These tiny brown spots can be seen as cute and beautiful, or to some, little unwelcome dots that interrupt a perfect complexion.
At the Facial Surgery & Cosmetic Centre of Ottawa, we use medical grade IPL (Intense Photo Light) therapy to gently lift unwanted pigmentation spots. The treatment is fast, easy, and extremely effective! You can expect to be slightly flushed anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours. The freckles will darken over the course of approximately 7 to 10 days until it looks like little specks of black pepper sitting on the surface of the skin that will then flake off! When the pigment spots flake there may be a slight hue of colour underneath, as pigment is formed in several layers of the skin. If that’s the case, another treatment in about 3 to 4 weeks may be performed to remove any leftover brown discolouration. Anywhere from 1 to 4 treatments can be expected depending on the individual.
This is one of my all time favourite treatments to perform because there is such a big “wow” in such a short time! The before and after pictures are truly incredible! See for yourself, here are a couple of patients I have previously treated.
Contact us today to see what the IPL treatments can do for your skin!
Jennifer – Medical Aesthetician