Have you noticed unwanted pigmentation, sunspots or age spots, also known as “liver spots” on the skin of your face, chest or hands? Wouldn’t you love it if these tell tale signs of aging and sun damage could be almost magically lifted and removed without the need for a deep chemical peel or painful dermabrasion procedure? Well your prayers have been answered, yes, it is now possible to remove this unwanted pigment through a process known as intense pulsed light or more commonly the “Photofacial”, offered now in Rehoboth Beach, by Dr. Michelle Parsons.

Typically ninety to ninety-five percent of the pigment can be removed in a single treatment, which takes less than 30 minutes to accomplish. Dr. Parsons has been performing photofacials in Rehoboth Beach since 2006 and has the most experience in the area and performs each photofacial herself, never delegating this procedure to a non-physician.

The decollete or chest is another area that often shows signs of sun damage and can exaggerate your age. Intense pulsed light works very well for correcting damage in this area, though more than one treatment is often needed due to the more extensive pigmentation most women have here. Though once corrected, treating the chest is very rejuvenating!

Dr. Parsons’ photofacial treatment uses full spectrum natural light, not a laser or other harmful rays, that is applied to the skin being treated in a series of about 30 pulses. Immediately following the treatment you will feel a sensation similiar to a sunburn, which will last 45 minutes to as long as 2 hours. Afterwards, your skin will feel normal and you can even apply makefup. Over the next 12 to 24 hours the unwanted pigment, which has absorbed the natural light energy, will darken and begin to work its way to the surface of the skin where is can finally be naturally exfoliated over the next three to seven days. Unlike deep laser resrufacing techniques or chemical peels, there is no down time, no damage to the overlying skin, without the need to avoid going out in public or dealing with messy dressings.


Intense Pulsed Light treatments are also effective for treating facial redness, flushing and Rosacea as well has small facial veins typically found around the nose.

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