Addressing Age Dark Spots on Face with Lucent IPL

Treating Age Spots, Broken Blood Vessels, Melasma, Port-Wine Stains, Rosacea, and Sunspots with Lucent IPL

Treating Skin Pigmentation with Lucent IPL: Uneven skin and dark spots on the face can be a concern for many. While there are numerous skin-lightening products available, it’s essential to choose safe and effective solutions.

The Lucent IPL system uses gold-standard technology and advanced laser light to enhance your natural beauty and address common skin concerns including pigment issues, such as dark spots, sun damage, red spots, acne, and rosacea.

IPL Photofacials can be used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms, legs and just about anywhere else.

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What is IPL Treatment?

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a revolutionary treatment that addresses various skin problems, primarily focusing on pigmentation issues. As we age or expose our skin to the sun, we often notice dark spots, discolorations, and uneven skin tones. They are primarily due to overproduction or clumping of melanin, the pigment responsible for our skin colour.

Understanding IPL:

  1. What is IPL?:
    • Commonly termed “photofacial”, IPL employs broad-spectrum light to target pigment cells.
    • When these cells absorb light, they heat up, leading to their destruction. This action diminishes the visibility of age spots, sun spots, and hyperpigmentation.
    • Further, IPL stimulates collagen production, vital for maintaining skin elasticity.
  2. Precision Treatment:
    • One of IPL’s standout features is its precision. It can specifically target discoloration zones without impacting adjacent skin.
    • Its versatility extends beyond facial treatment, proving effective on hands, arms, and other body regions with pigmentation issues. This makes it a safer and more effective option for those looking to treat specific pigment issues.
  3. Treatment Duration & Sessions:
    • An IPL session is relatively quick, usually concluding in under an hour.
    • For best results, 3-4 sessions, spaced a few weeks apart, are typically recommended. The exact count may differ based on individual skin conditions.
  4. Post-Treatment Expectations:
  • Post-IPL, it’s common for treated regions to darken temporarily. This is a natural consequence as the affected pigment cells surface before shedding.
  • Within 7-10 days, the skin typically appears clearer and more uniform.

IPL is a promising solution for those struggling with skin pigmentation issues. It offers a non-invasive and effective method to achieve clearer and rejuvenated skin. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, it is essential to consult with a professional to determine if IPL is the right choice for you.

Benefits of Using Lucent IPL for Skin Pigmentation

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Reduce and relax crows feet and frown lines

Intense Pulsed Light Treatment - Lucent IPL Benefits

Benefits include a luminous even complexion, improved tone and texture, fine line and wrinkle reduction and a youthful healthy glow.

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Lucent IPL: Before and After a Single Treatment:

  • Before Treatment: Pre-treatment image showing the initial skin condition, highlighting areas targeted for Lucent IPL treatment.

  • After 1 Treatment: Post-treatment image after one Lucent IPL session, showcasing visible improvements in skin texture and tone.

Lucent IPL Before and After a Single Treatment

How does Lucent IPL™ work?


Discover the revitalizing power of Lucent IPL treatment, a cutting-edge skin rejuvenation technology offered at Jack Nathan MedSpa. Our non-invasive approach activates your skin’s natural healing processes without damaging the top layer of the skin. By utilizing Advanced Pulse Technology and Advanced Cooling Technology, we ensure a safe, effective, and comfortable experience tailored to your unique skincare needs



Experience transformative results with Lucent IPL, as it effectively targets pigment-producing cells and disperses uneven pigmentation. This Health Canada Approved treatment penetrates the epidermis, revealing a more radiant and even complexion. Trust in the expertise of Jack Nathan MedSpa to help you achieve the youthful, glowing skin you’ve always desired


At Jack Nathan MedSpa, our commitment to your skin’s health goes beyond your initial treatment. After your Lucent IPL session, our experienced team will provide personalized follow-up care to ensure optimal results and monitor your skin’s progress. We’re here to answer any questions and guide you on the best skincare practices, empowering you to maintain a beautiful, confident appearance at any age

How does Lucent IPL™ work

What are the steps to Lucent IPL™ treatment?

What are the steps to Lucent IPL™ treatment
Reduce and relax crows feet and frown lines

Introduce Lucent IPL treatment

Lucent IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive treatment that offers a solution to various skin problems including pigmentation, sun damage and uneven skin tone. This procedure uses light energy to target and treat these problems, delivering impressive results in a range of treatments.

Reduce and relax crows feet and frown lines

Describe the sensation during treatment

During a Lucent IPL session, clients may experience a snapping sensation along with some heat on the treated area. However, these sensations are generally mild and well tolerated, ensuring a comfortable experience throughout the procedure.

Reduce and relax crows feet and frown lines

Explain post-treatment skin appearance

Once the Lucent IPL treatment is completed, it is common for the brown spots to darken and the skin to appear red. This temporary redness usually disappears within 3 to 24 hours, gradually revealing the improved skin tone.

Reduce and relax crows feet and frown lines

Highlight the timeline for visible results

Patients can expect to see visible improvements in skin complexion and lightening of dark spots approximately 1 to 3 weeks after treatment. The full effects of the treatment will become more apparent as the skin heals and rejuvenates over time.

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FAQ related to Lucent IPL – Intense Pulsed Light Treatment  ​

What parts of the body can IPL be used on?

IPL can also be used on any part of the body that endures the most sun exposure, such as the neck, hands, arms, and décolletage. To preserve your results and prevent new damage, it’s essential to wear a minimum SPF of 30 or higher daily.

What does IPL do for sun damaged skin?

IPL is a proven and effective treatment that can help reverse the signs of sun damage lying deep within the skin. IPL can improve skin texture, tone and discolouration with no downtime using a specific wavelength of broad-spectrum light to gently and precisely treat deep under the skin’s surface. 

This light therapy treatment is often used to minimize or remove sun damage, age spots, freckles, birthmarks, rosacea and more!  

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that causes patches and spots, usually on the face, which are darker than your natural skin tone. There are two main causes of melasma: radiation, whether ultraviolet, visible light, or infrared (heat) light; and hormones.

Melasma is a common condition among women. Caused by excessive sun exposure on sensitive skin or a hormonal imbalance, it appears as brown spots in some places of your face. The forehead, cheeks, the bridge of the nose, and the upper lip are some of the most common places melasma appears. Regardless of the location or cause, the dark patches are caused by a higher concentration of melanin.

Can IPL be used to treat Melasma?

When using IPL to treat melasma, the intense pulsed light will penetrate into the deep layers of the skin. The heat will then destroy the cells with an excess of melanin and force the body to naturally produce new, healthy cells without the excess melanin.

After IPL treatment of melasma, the patches will get darker but as the production of new cells begins, you will see fewer and fewer dark spots. Extra precautions after IPL for melasma are to avoid sun exposure and use plenty of sunscreens.

How does IPL work for pigmentation?

IPL targets cells with excess pigment. When these cells absorb the light, it generates heat, which destroys the targeted cells. This process helps reduce the appearance of pigmentation and promotes new collagen growth in the skin.

Does IPL really work for pigmentation?

Yes, IPL is effective in treating hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sunspots. However, the results can vary based on individual skin conditions and the number of sessions undertaken.

How many IPL treatments do you need for pigmentation?

Typically, 3-4 sessions spaced a few weeks apart are recommended for optimal results. However, the exact number can vary depending on the individual’s skin condition.

What should I expect after my IPL treatment?

Post-treatment, there might be an initial darkening of the treated areas, which is a natural part of the process. The damaged pigment cells rise to the skin’s surface and naturally flake off within 7-10 days, revealing clearer skin.

Is there any downtime with IPL?

IPL treatments have minimal downtime. While there might be some redness or darkening of the treated areas, normal activities can be resumed immediately after the session.

How long do the results of the IPL treatments last?

The results of IPL treatments can last around one year. However, with proper skincare and sun protection, the results can be prolonged. Maintenance treatments once a year may be necessary to keep the skin in optimal condition.

Does IPL treatment hurt?

During an IPL session, patients might feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on the skin. While some discomfort is expected, numbing creams are often applied to minimize any pain during the treatment.

Can IPL be used on other parts of the body apart from the face?

Yes, IPL can be used on various body areas, including the hands, arms, and anywhere else where discoloration is a concern.

Is IPL the same as laser treatment?

No, while both IPL and laser treatments use light to treat skin issues, they are different. IPL uses broad-spectrum light, while lasers use a single wavelength of light. IPL is often considered gentler than laser treatment.

How does Lucent IPL treatment address dark spots on the face?

Lucent IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment offers an advanced and inexpensive solution for dark spots on the face. By emitting intense pulses of light, the treatment targets the melanin in the skin, which is responsible for the dark spots. As the melanin absorbs the light, it breaks down and is naturally removed by the body, creating a reduction in the appearance of dark spots.

How long does it take for dark spots to fade after IPL?

After Lucent IPL treatment, patients may notice the dark spots initially darkening before gradually fading. This is a natural part of the process as the damaged pigment cells rise to the skin’s surface before naturally flaking off. Typically, within 7-10 days, the treated areas will show significant improvement, revealing clearer skin.

Does IPL remove dark spots permanently?

IPL treatment can significantly reduce the appearance of dark spots. However, it’s essential to note that while the results are long-lasting, they may not be permanent. Sun exposure and other factors can lead to the recurrence of dark spots.

Regular maintenance treatments and proper skin care can help extended the results.

Which IPL laser is best for dark spots?

The Lucent IPL system is extremely effective in treating dark spots. It uses advanced pulse technology, ensuring precision and safety. The device’s settings can be adjusted based on the individual’s skin type and the severity of the pigmentation, making it a versatile choice for addressing dark spots.

Are there any side effects associated with Lucent IPL treatment?

Lucent IPL treatment is generally safe with minimal side effects. Some patients might experience temporary redness or swelling in the treated area, but these symptoms usually subside within a few hours to days. It’s crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions and avoid sun exposure to minimize potential side effects.

Can I combine Lucent IPL treatment with other skincare treatments?

Yes, Lucent IPL treatment can be combined with other skincare treatments for improved results. However, it’s essential to consult with a skincare professional from Jack Nathan MedSpa to determine the best treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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Experience and expertise:

With over 17 years of industry experience and a team of highly qualified and licensed practitioners including injection nurses, medical estheticians, cosmetic nurses and cosmetic doctors, we are experts in our field. Our team is trained in the latest technologies and methods, ensuring that we provide you with the best and most effective treatments

State-of-the-art facilities:

Our MedSpa facilities offer bright open spaces, state-of-the-art equipment and private treatment rooms designed for your comfort. Equipped with the latest technology, we can perform state-of-the-art treatments that will give you the best possible results.

Natural results:

We take a holistic approach to beauty and wellness, ensuring you not only look great, but feel great too. Our expertise and experience allow us to know exactly how much is enough to achieve natural results.

Accessible and personalized:

We create customized treatment plans for every budget and offer financing through Credit Medical. We pride ourselves on providing friendly and excellent customer service, cutting-edge technology and a personalized approach to treatment for each client. We also provide services through education, allowing you to make an informed decision.

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We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity and professionalism and go above and beyond to make our customers happy. We are dedicated to your safety and provide you with education, ongoing training and a clear plan and outcome to ensure your safety. We have served thousands of happy customers and their outstanding reviews reflect our commitment to excellence.

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Our team of professionals is always here to help you every step of the way and we offer convenient hours to fit your busy schedule. Contact us to see what appointments are currently available.


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*All before and after photographs on our website are examples only and do not constitute an implied or any other kind of certainty for the result of the procedure. Several treatments may have been performed and other products and procedures may have been used to enhance and improve results. Individual results may vary.

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