Sun-damaged skin and the presence of age spots can cause you to look older than you actually are. If you would feel better about yourself if you could restore your skin to one of a smoother texture and more even tone, you might want to check into the benefits of IPL therapy.
Over time, you may have noticed that dark spots on your skin have formed. These unwanted spots are often associated with aging, although it was more likely that they were caused by too much sun exposure rather than the simple passage of time.
When you spend time in the sun, your skin will produce additional melanin as a way of protecting itself against the harmful rays that the sun produces. Melanin is present in the skin in order to provide pigment. As the sun stimulates the production of more of the substance, the skin will become darker. This is how you achieved that dark tan that you may have spent hours working on during your younger years. During the Winter months, your tan faded, and you started the whole process over again the next Spring.
Repeating this process throughout the years will eventually cause melanin to concentrate in small spots that are scattered throughout the skin. Unlike the tan that fades with time, these concentrated patches of melanin stay in place. Consequently, you end up with those unwanted places that are often referred to as age spots.
Your skin will also produce less collagen over the years. While much of the reduction in the amount of the substance can be attributed to aging, you can speed that process along by exposing your skin to environmental factors like the UV rays of the sun. Less collagen present invariably leads to the development of lines and wrinkles. The good news is that the age spots and other effects of sun damage can be removed with IPL therapy.
During IPL therapy, a special device emits high-energy light pulses as it moves over the skin. As the light pulses are delivered, they will cause the excessive melanin that is producing the dark spots to break up. This eliminates the spots at their source. The heat from the light pulses will stimulate the deeper layers of the skin to produce additional collagen as well. This will give the skin more fullness than it had before. You will then have a skin that is tighter and smoother.