Brown Pigmentation & Freckling

Brown Pigmentation & Freckling

Many people have uneven complexion and pigmentation with evident speckles and patches of brown spots, particularly after sun exposure and with age. Commonly known as melasma or lentigo/solar lentigines, these areas of pigment deposition are found on the face, neck, and chest and can become more noticeable and difficult to camouflage. Intense pulsed light (IPL) energy is delivered to the skin through a series of gentle pulses and accompanied by topical treatments to break up the deposits of pigmentation. The number and extent of treatments required depends on several factors, including skin tone and the size of the brown spots. Typically, a minimum of 3 treatments (range 3-6) are performed at 2-4 week intervals for optimal results. Recovery after IPL is minimal and usually consists of mild redness to the skin and a “sunburn” sensation that subsides in a few hours. There may be temporary skin scabbing at the treatment sites, if areas of thinner skin are treated, that typically resolve within 1 week.

Contact Dr. Mirabile, Dr. Hsu, and Dr. Taglienti’s office today at 610-272-8821 to learn more about this procedure.