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Age and Sun Spots in Seattle, WA

As people age, they often begin to develop patches of discoloration on their face, neck, chest, arms, hands, or legs. While this can happen in varying degrees to different people, these spots can be a large source of discomfort or insecurity for the people that have them. Fortunately, there is a simple, light-based treatment called IPL therapy that can improve the appearance of these areas of pigmentation and help people regain their confidence. Learn how IPL therapy helps residents of Seattle, Mill Creek and Everett.

Improve the Appearance of Dark Spots and Melasma with an IPL Treatment at North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics!

IPL, short for intense pulsed light therapy, is a non-invasive, light-based procedure that can help improve the appearance of a wide variety of skin concerns by jump-starting the body’s natural healing process. This treatment is excellent for patients who want to improve the appearance of redness, discoloration, minor wrinkles and fine lines, broken capillaries, and spider veins without having to undergo a more painful procedure with extended downtime.

North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics has an enduring commitment to providing our patients with the most effective dermatological treatments available today. That’s why we perform all of our IPL treatments with one of the highest quality IPL machines available today — the Palomar Icon™ IPL system. Our practice is nationally recognized as a training center for this state-of-the-art machine.

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How Can it Improve the Appearance of Brown Spots and Melasma?

IPL can be an invaluable tool for patients interested in improving the appearance of their dark spots, melasma, or other forms of hyperpigmentation. During an IPL treatment, intense pulsed light is directed at the site of discoloration. This light passes through the uppermost layer of the skin and is absorbed by the melanin, or pigmentation, of these dark spots. As this light is absorbed it heats up the melanin structures, breaking them apart and allowing them to be absorbed by the body. As these structures are absorbed, the patient’s dark spots and melasma fade, revealing younger, healthier-looking skin.

While dark spots and melasma rarely pose any medical threats to the people that have them, they can be a major source of embarrassment and shame. An IPL treatment can help relieve some of this psychological distress, improving a patient’s confidence and self-esteem.

Before undergoing an IPL treatment, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical providers. During this appointment, the patient will be asked about their medical history and their skin will be carefully examined. Using this information, a physician will help the patient decide if an IPL treatment is right for them.

Contact North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation appointment, and take your first step toward relief from skin discoloration. We service the Everett and Seattle communities, as well as many others. Learn more about our financing information.