Sun Spots Specialist

Rinnova Skin & Body

Medical Aesthetics Center located in Boulder, CO

If you have common skin complaints associated with aging, sun exposure, or rosacea, consider the intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments to combat sun spots and redness, and other types of skin damage, offered at Rinnova Skin & Body in Boulder, Colorado. The experienced aesthetic providers, including Todd Becker, MD, PhD, offer this effective treatment to boost your appearance and help you look more youthful with minimal downtime. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool.

Sun Spots Q & A

What is IPL?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) uses different wavelengths of light to correct a variety of common skin concerns. The light energy is delivered in 2-second pulses to shatter unwanted pigmentation, such as redness and sun spots giving an overall even tone. IPL treatments are noninvasive and safe for most skin tones and types.

What skin concerns are treated with IPL?

IPL treats many common skin issues, including:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea and redness
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Sun damage such as spots and freckles
  • Age and sun spots

Talk to the providers at Rinnova Skin & Body to find out if IPL is the right treatment for you. The team helps you find the right therapy to achieve your aesthetic results.


Do IPL treatments hurt?

During an IPL treatment, you wear dark glasses to protect your eyes from the intense light. As the handpiece glides across your skin and delivers light energy, you may feel a mild stinging, similar to that of a rubber band snapping against your skin..

When are the results of IPL treatments visible?

Some people are satisfied with the results they get after just one IPL treatment. However, most people benefit from a series of  three treatments scheduled one month apart. The team at Rinnova Skin & Body recommends exactly how many sessions you need to achieve your goals.

 

Does IPL require downtime?

Following IPL treatments, you’ll have to be extra careful to wear sunscreen, as your skin is quite sensitive to ultraviolet light for several weeks after treatment. You can go back to most of your regular activities, but you should avoid:

  • Exfoliants and acne treatments
  • Very hot baths and saunas
  • Chlorinated pools

The team at Rinnova Skin & Body provides you with a complete aftercare plan so you get the most out of IPL.