Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition where the skin darkens in certain spots. Partially, the dark spots are caused by sun damage, aging, hormones and environmental factors. An IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment distributes light and heat energy which is absorbed by the dermis. Both the light and heat break down the pigmentation in deeper layers of the dermis. Immediately after the IPL some darkening of the skin, also known as the peppering effect, could occur. This usually subsides with 7 days. Photo facials are generally recommended in a series of three for optimal results in conjuration with chemical peels.
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