Treatment gets rid of dark spots on face in minutes

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – There’s now a treatment that gets rid of dark spots on your face in just minutes.

It’s a non-invasive treatment you can do during your lunch hour.

Dark spots on her face, signs of aging and sun damage, led Raquel Kennedy to Dr. Barbara Padilla at Abbey Aesthetics in Bloomfield.

“I feel a little self conscious about it,” said Kennedy, “although I don’t want to be perfect and I know I won’t be, it’s just something I can do for me.”

She is about to undergo Photo Genesis Skin Therapy, which uses intense pulsed light to get rid of the hyperpigmentation.

Dr. Padilla explained, “a pulse feels like a little snap or a prick and that’s how the energy is delivered to the dermis where the melanosomes are – those are the cells that produce the pigment and that’s what you are trying to break down.”

The procedure is unique.

The setting of the light energy is tailored for the patient’s skin type.

“You can treat multiple body parts, said Dr. Padilla, “anywhere you have sun damage.”

But, it’s not for everybody.

“Intense Pulse Light can only be used up to skin type 4 which is like the Asian skin tone or Hispanic. It can’t be used for African American skin tone because it can cause more hyperpigmentation.”

A plus, it stimulates collagen so it helps with fine lines and pores.

“It almost feels like rubber bands snapping on my face,” described Kennedy, in the middle of the treatment.

Earlier she said, “I know that this is a sure thing and when she does the procedure they will begin to fade right away. And if I take good care of my skin and do the right things for myself, they won’t come back.”

It takes two to three weeks for full results.

Vigilant sun block use prevents the dark areas from reappearing.

The treatment is not covered by insurance. The cost is 150 dollars for an area the size of a match box.

For more information – www.abbeyaesthetics.com or call 860-242-0497.

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