Whether the spots are caused by sun damage, acne or age, many desire to be rid of these blemishes and blotches, and achieve clean, smooth and clear skin.
Usually, such spots will occur at some point in a person’s life. While it is completely normal, people with these spots may see themselves as less beautiful, resulting in a lower self-confidence.
Unnatural-looking spots on the skin can also greatly affect the careers of those who rely on their looks in their day-to-day activities, such as actors, social media influencers and high-flying businessmen.
While a thick layer of make-up can conceal the spots, it is only temporary. To ensure the complete removal, only an aesthetic treatment will do.
EHA Clinic recommends the Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photofacial treatment for spots on the skin.
IPL Photofacial is an effective solution for rosacea, fine lines, age spots, spider veins, sun damage, and acne. Best of all, it has no downtime. Patients may resume their everyday lives immediately after completion of the treatment.
Over the course of 3 to 5 treatments, each lasting about 30 to 40 minutes, the treated areas are exposed to light waves. The light waves are targetted at the spots on the skin, damaging the red blood cells and brown freckles within. The damaged cells are then reabsorbed back into the body through its reparative functions, returning the skin to its natural color.
Dr Elias Tam, resident doctor of EHA Clinic who has over 20 years of medical experience, will take you through the process, beginning with a 15 to 30 minute consultation. This is the best time to ask Dr Tam any questions before the treatment starts.
During the treatment, you will be asked to wear laser-protective sunglasses. Dr Tam will apply a cooling gel on the areas being treated, to help minimize any discomfort you may feel. Pulses of light are then emitted from the IPL device, targetted at a small treated area.
IPL Photofacial, which is also known as IPL Photorejuvenation, also has an added beneficial side effect of improving the production of collagen and elastin on the treated area. Collagen is a protein that helps the skin structure maintain its strength, and elastin helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity. With the production of both proteins increased, the treated skin will age slightly slower.
Results of each treatment should fully surface (or rather, disappear!) 7 to 10 days after you leave the clinic. However, you may immediately resume daily activities, including exercise and the application of make-up, though you should be gentle whenever touching the treated area.
After the treatment, the spots will generally look darker for 3 to 7 days before they begin to lighten.
For any enquiries about the IPL Photofacial or to book an appointment with Dr Tam, do call EHA Clinic at 6235 3325 today.