A lot of travelers look forward to the “healthy” appearance of a tan when the winter months pale out the complexion. Unfortunately, this “healthy” appearance fades out and can leave the pigmentation even more uneven and capillaries damaged. Receding hyperpigmentation will re-darken when exposed to U.V light. Just like wearing a black shirt in the sun will attract more heat, existing sunspots react more intensely to the sun than your paler parts.
There is a very effective solution to minimise the appearance of age spots and rosacea. IPL (intense pulsed light) is a gentle, non-invasive treatment transmitting a broad spectrum light into the skin. This light penetrates the dermis and targets melanin (pigment) and blood vessels (spider veins, rosacea etc.). These unwanted “browns and reds” are gently eliminated by this powerful light and the skin is left with an even tone and texture and a more youthful appearance.
The best time to start IPL for hyperpigmentation is when the tan from a trip has subsided. Sun spots, blemishes and vascular lesions are more apparent and this is when patients seek treatment with IPL. There are exceptions, but the right treatment plan is decided upon during a free consultation with your medical esthetician or nurse at Cosmedica.
Tomorrow we will talk about how to maintain your beautiful skin!
Until then, be safe, wear sunscreen.