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The IPL Photofacial is the gold standard in treating sun damage. Read on to learn more about sun damage and how the IPL Photofacial works.


The sun is responsible for a huge margin of skin irregularities, as overexposure to sun rays can cause permanent sun damage. Sun damage can be frustrating since, for many, a beautiful look means having a clear complexion. Looking for solutions to skin damage on the internet, one finds a wide array of suggestions: lathering on aloe Vera, taking buttermilk baths, squeezing tea bags onto discolored skin, or rubbing lemon and onion slices on the face. However, these home remedies are inconsistent and unreliable – what’s happening to your skin when you develop sun damage anyway, and is there a reliable way to address it?


Sun damage can manifest in many different forms. For instance, sun damage is the source of freckles – freckles come about when UV radiation activates a skin cell response to over-produce melanin, which protects the skin underneath but also discolors the skin. Sun damage is also responsible for uneven skin tone, where the shade of your skin (even if you haven’t recently been in the sun) shifts from light to dark depending on the area, or even makes some skin reddish due to changes to small blood vessels.

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The reddish tint can even give way to visible veins across the surface of the skin, a condition called broken capillaries. This occurs because of frequent sun damage; the body attempts to repair and recover the skin by producing new vessels to ensure that the skin gets what it needs. Another common form of sun damage is the sunspot. Sunspots are sections of darker coloration on the skin. They’re sometimes called liver spots or age spots.

If you have a lighter shade of skin, you’re at greater risk of developing sun damage. Sun damage also tends to affect portions of the body more likely to be exposed to sun, like faces and arms, and becomes more noticeable during the summer months. Sunspots, just like any other skin, tend to get darker when exposed to regular sun, so they tend to become more obvious during the summer.

Permanently and completely eliminating sun damage isn’t always possible, but specific treatments allow patients to at least make certain skin irregularities less noticeable. While home remedies can be inconsistent and disappointing, a medical procedure performed by professionals will deliver consistent and dependable results. The IPL Photofacial uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to reduce sunspots, freckles, and broken capillaries. IPL Photofacials are a trustworthy and effective method for improving your complexion.


Photofacials that use IPL technology are among the best treatments for sun damage available. They are clinically proven to dramatically lighten freckles, sunspots, and other forms of sun damage.

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Photofacials emit a specific wavelength of light that’s calibrated to target freckles. The light is pulsed in order to avoid doing harm to the surrounding skin, and is absorbed by the melanin. The melanin absorbs a massive amount of thermal energy, which ruptures the cell. The damaged cells fragment apart, and normal metabolic processes absorb the pieces. Once those fragments are absorbed, the sun damage fades or potentially vanishes.

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IPL Photofacial treatments are often repeated multiple times to achieve optimal results. Individual experiences vary, but most patients see results after the initial treatment and stop after three to five treatments. Despite the name, Photofacials can be used to diminish sun damage on the neck, chest, and or hands, or customized to target melasma, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.


Santé Medical Aesthetics is the top IPL Photofacial Southlake provider. We take pride in offering top-of-the-line laser skin treatments at excellent prices, and specialize in non-invasive light therapies that rejuvenate the skin and result in dramatic anti-aging. We service the Dallas and Fort Worth metro areas, and we would be delighted to schedule a free consultation with you today. Call us at (817) 873-3794, or reach out to us online. Don’t let sun damage mar your self-image; reach out to us today!


Long-term Clinical Results of IPL Photorejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology.

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