IPL Photorejuvenation for Hands
Our hands can be a sign of aging because of their extensive use and unprotected sun exposure, revealing dark sun spots and pigmentation.
There are a variety of treatment options available for hand pigmentation at Phoenix Skin. A combination of different treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results, and a consultation is recommended to determine the best treatment plan for you.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. IPL is a non-invasive, non-ablative energy that targets sun-induced brown spots, freckles, birthmarks and broken capillaries in the skin. A series of 3-6 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended to reduce unwanted pigmentation and redness.* Patients can resume most daily activities immediately or within a few days after treatment.PicoSure FOCUS
The PicoSure FOCUS is fast and gentle treatment that uses a lens array to reach a precise depth of the skin so that only 10% of the skin is being treated at the high-energy picosecond Focus level, with the lower level energy being used on the remaining 90 percent of the skin. This allows for deeper penetration to the dermis area under the skin, thus promoting collagen and elastin growth while also targeting the pigmentation. A series of 3 treatments every 4 weeks is recommended.TCA Chemical Peel
Stronger than glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a deeper, more aggressive peel that removes dead skin cells, uncovering a "new" layer of skin with improved tone and texture. The chemical peel may cause light peeling, flaking skin within a few days following the treatment. A minimum of 6 treatments spaced one month apart is recommended.Topical Cream Maintenance and Sunscreen
Topical applications of medical grade skincare products can stimulate the production of collagen and repair sun-damaged skin. It is recommended for maintenance after in-office treatments. Additionally, sunscreen should be applied daily to protect your new hands from future damage from the sun. Your technician can recommend the best products for your skin based on your specific needs.
Please note: When treating the hands with any procedure, patients are advised to avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks after treatment to protect the delicate, newly formed layers of skin and prevent pigmentation changes in the skin.Hide Article