- Brown spots
- Spider veins
- Blood vessels and rosacea
- Other pigmented lesions on your face, neck, chest, hands, and arms
Intense pulsed light is similar to laser treatments but uses a lower intensity and wider range of wavelengths. The light energy delivers a pulse of light that breaks up the darker colored cells. It is a non-ablative technique, which means that it affects the lower layers of your skin rather than the top layers.
Most patients have a sunburn-like feeling for a few hours after the procedure. The brown spots then darken for one to two weeks, then lighten and eventually lightly peel off. There is little downtime and very safe. You may need a topical anesthetic during treatment. On average, patients need two to four treatments for the best results.