Can IPL Help Fade Freckles?

While some people love their freckles, others would rather leave them behind. Freckles are entirely benign, but can significantly alter your appearance. Luckily, it’s possible to safely and easily fade freckles with the IPL laser.

What is IPL Therapy?

IPL is an acronym for intense pulsed light. It can effectively fade discoloration including scarring, age spots, and freckles. IPL therapy is also often used to treat acne. 

How Does IPL Therapy Help With Freckles?

As a non-surgical laser treatment, IPL therapy works by targeting the skin tissue that contains excess melanin. This process stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, which involves an increase in collagen production. 

Collagen is a protein that gives the skin strength and structure. It corrects the appearance of damaged, discolored skin, including freckles. 

Additionally, by safely and precisely damaging the targeted skin tissue, IPL therapy encourages discolored skin to flake away. This allows new, healthy skin cells to reach the surface. As a result, you’ll notice a clearer, more even complexion. 

What Can I Expect From IPL Therapy?

IPL therapy is an entirely non-invasive treatment, and it doesn’t cause pain or discomfort. You can expect your IPL therapy session to last for around 30 minutes. 

A key benefit of IPL therapy is that it generally doesn’t require any downtime. So, you can return to your normal activities immediately afterward. Your provider will advise you on any aftercare required for your skin in the days and weeks after your session. It’s always crucial to avoid excess sun exposure and wear sunscreen after IPL therapy, as it increases your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.  

Patients generally undergo multiple IPL treatments to reach their desired results. The best results are often seen after two to six sessions, spaced a few weeks apart. 

If you’re looking for a safe and simple way to nix those pesky freckles, look no further than IPL therapy. Reach out to us today for a consultation!