Try It: Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation for Spots
What it is: Known as IPL, this in-office treatment uses a non-ablative laser to emit light energy that targets pigmentation and redness, resulting in smoother, less ruddy skin.
How it works: “IPL reduces the appearance of brown spots and redness by targeting the pigment under the skin,” says Dr. Chang. The laser stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that firms and tones skin, giving it a rested and refreshed look.
Bottom line: Laser skin rejuvenation takes only 20 minutes, and the after-effects are minimal. But at $500 and up for a session, it's not cheap (you’ll want three or more sessions for best results).