Spending more time in the sun during the summer months can be enjoyable but even with the most vigilant sun protection routine, it’s difficult to fully protect your skin. Damage from sun exposure, skin trauma such as cuts, scrapes and insect bites, or inflammation from acne can leave dark spots.

Once we transition into fall, we’re often left with fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, congested skin, spider veins, pigmented spots or blotchy areas on the skin. Fortunately, there are treatment options to help reduce these changes. If you’re concerned about sun damage and are searching for an effective treatment to rejuvenate your skin after the summer, intense pulsed light or IPL from our Toronto-based practice can be the ideal way to restore even skin tone and radiance.

IPL emits multiple flashes of specific wavelengths of light that are selectively absorbed by brown and red discolouration in the skin. The pulses feel like a quick snap. Brown spots can appear darker for a few days before flaking off. Red spots and veins may bruise for a few days. The pulses also stimulate the production of new collagen and improve the skin’s texture, tone, pore size and radiance for a more youthful glow.

IPL can be safely used on any area. The face, neck, chest, and hands are the most popular areas to treat. For an enhanced treatment for sun damage, photodynamic therapy using a medicated solution called aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride combined with blue light exposure can be added to an IPL treatment.

If you would like to learn more about IPL, contact our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa so that we may answer any questions you have and explain more about the cosmetic treatments we offer. Call us at 416-483-4541 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.

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