Couperose and brown spots

Many factors can lead to the appearance of brown spots on the skin, including sun exposure and aging of the complexion. To remedy this and make these spots disappear, Clinique Laflamme offers a photorejuvenation treatment using Intense Pulse Light (IPL), which makes it possible to work on this frequent skin problem, which affects both young and older patients.

IPL is an effective treatment for brown spots, but also for the following conditions

  • Acne rosacea: Rosacea is a skin condition that leads to occasional or persistent redness of the skin, especially on the face, in the form of spots or pimples.
  • Rosacea and telangiectasias: These vessels appear especially with age and are often located at the edge of the nose. They can also be caused by acne rosacea.
  • Dilated pores: Visible dilation of pores can be improved with Intense Pulsed Light.

Although Intense Pulsed Light is easily available on the market, it should be noted that the results obtained will depend primarily on the experience of your practitioner. During consultations, patients often ask us why we do not sell this treatment as a standard feature, as we do everywhere else. In fact, at Clinique Laflamme, Dr. Laflamme closely supervises the treatments and the parameters of the device are customized to maximize your results.

The effects of the treatment will be enhanced and your treatment goals will be more easily achieved with this personalized approach.

When the brown spots caused by sun exposure are too deep, we recommend combining Intense Pulsed Light with a SCITON Micro Laser Peel (MLP) treatment. Sciton's MLP is a laser that removes a small layer of skin to improve the removal of targeted spots and hyperpigmentation.

For patients with darker skin, it is often more difficult to work on brown spots. Patients with melasma are also exceptions and deserve a personalized consultation. Although it is more difficult to intervene on skin with higher phototypes, it is still possible to reduce brown spots and couperose in patients with darker skin.

For large telangiectasias, the Cutera Yag laser is sometimes preferred to pulsed light because it is more incisive. We also use this same Yag laser in cases of ruby angiomas, stellar angiomas, or flat angiomas, or more commonly "wine stains". In cases of diffuse redness, it is sometimes necessary to use several SCITON BBL treatments, as one is often insufficient.

By combining the treatments that best suit your skin, you can eliminate your brown spots and blotchiness. Clinique Laflamme offers free consultations during which we can see together which method best suits your needs.


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