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Skin Care

What should I do if I've a complexion with lots of freckles and redness?

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  • AEllen Marmur, MD, Dermatology, answered

    Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments are a great alternative for someone who doesn't need too much in the way of anti-aging (perhaps a patient in his or her late thirties with overall firm, healthy skin). IPL is incredibly successful at treating rosacea, freckles, and especially poikiloderma - a mélange of white, brown, and red sun spots.

  • APatricia K Farris, MD, Dermatology, answered

    Intense pulsed light or IPL is the best treatment for the type of problems you are describing. IPL gets rid of pigment and redness leaving the skin tone more even. It will take several treatments to achieve optimal results but it's worth the wait. IPL can be used on the face, neck and chest and even for treating brown spots on the back of your hands.  

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