Zap Age Spots with Light Therapy

Hands take a lot of abuse and most of us pay less attention to their care and protection.

They are subjected to cumulative sun exposure and collagen breakdown just like the skin on your face, neck, and décolleté but because the skin on the hands is much thinner sun damage will show much earlier, resulting in brown splodges and wrinkling.

A course of IPL using the latest system, Lumecca, is one of the workhorses of anti ageing and can zap and lighten the marks as well as improve skin tone. It is a safe, quick treatment with little downtime and compared to other laser systems is inexpensive. During the treatment, an intense pulsed light is aimed at the skin on the backs of the hands and these flashes of light are absorbed by red or brown pigment in the skin, which is then absorbed by the body. The light therapy also release  energy into the skin which then stimulates regeneration of the cells, and boosts collagen.

You’ll see instant results after one treatment but for longer lasting results try a course of three to six treatments, spaced at 3-4 weeks apart. It is vital that you use SPF 30 after the treatment to protect the new skin.

From £80 a session.

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