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Intense Pulse Light aka “IPL”

Are these age spots permanent? They don’t have to be.

Age spots. You wake up one day and hello, where did you come from? You’re covered in, darker than your skin tone, spots commonly known as age spots. So, where did they come from? It could be due to a number of things including genetics and/or sun exposure over the years. These spots can leave you feeling insecure about yourself and let’s be honest, who has time for that?

Here at Azura, we have a solution for you: Ellipse IPL. IPL stands for intense pulse light. This is a type of laser used to treat age spots (or blood vessels). This technology safely delivers bursts of light emitted from a flash-lamp to treat specific skin conditions. This treatment is most effective in clients with light skin who are not sun-tanned at the time of treatment. The lighter the skin, the more pronounced the contrast between the age spots and skin; and the better the results.

Does it hurt? Tolerance of pain varies significantly from person to person. No anesthetics are required and many clients describe it as a warming sensation similar to the feeling one has after a day on the beach.

What are the treatment areas? Anywhere. We treat the face, neck, arms, back, legs… anywhere you have age spots.

What can you expect after a treatment? You may notice the skin looks a little “discolored” for a few days following treatment. After that, you will find that your skin looks smoother and fresher. One treatment may be enough but a follow up treatment may also be necessary.

So...NO! Sun spots don’t have to be permanent…. If you don’t want them to be.

But before I close this up for the day, I want to cover the importance of prevention. Prevention is key! I can’t stress enough the importance of protecting your largest organ: your skin. Here at Azura, we also offer sunblock and makeup with SPF protection. So, be smart and protect it (and your loved ones) from the potential damage caused by the harmful rays of the sun.

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