• 8720 Stony Point Parkway,
    Suite 100 Richmond, VA 23235
  • (804) 560-5260

Treatment of Age & Sun Spots

Intense Pulse Light

If you are troubled by age or sun spots on your face, hands, chest, legs or arms, or if you have some freckles, we have something that you are going to like.

The Intense Pulse Light (IPL) technology allows us to safely and effectively remove age or sun spots and freckles in just a few treatments. The age and sun spot treatment procedure is quick, effective, and very safe. The signs of sun damage will flake off after two or three treatments, leaving clear, younger-looking skin.

Your Sun Spot Treatment Questions Answered

What areas can be treated?

Virtually any part of your body with uneven skin tone, diffused redness, or age or sun spots can be safely treated with our sun spot treatment. The face, chest, shoulders and arms are the most popular areas for treatment because they have typically had the most sun exposure. Discrete brown spots, excessively ruddy complexions and skin densely covered with freckles respond well to treatment.

What does the treatment do?

The visible light delivered by the IPL (Intense Pulse Light) procedure is selectively absorbed by the pigmented spots and red areas on your skin. It’s the heating of the pigmented cells that cause the therapeutic effect.

What do age & sun spot treatments feel like?

When the handpiece is placed on your skin, it will feel cool and comfortable. When the pulse of light is delivered, you may feel a mild, brief pinching sensation.

How long will the treatment take?

The actual treatment will only take a few minutes. And, since there is no need to apply gel or any topical anesthetic, your total appointment time can easily fit within your lunch hour.

How many treatments will I need?

Typically, one or two age or sun spot treatments are sufficient to see dramatic results. Additional treatments may be required for very large or dark spots, densely freckled areas, or excessively sun damaged skin.

What happens after the treatment?

Immediately following the treatment, the spots may start to darken. You may notice a slight reddening of the surrounding skin. This typically subsides within a couple of hours. Over the course of the next one to three weeks, darkened spots will fade and flake off. Your mottled complexion will clear.

When will I see results?

Many patients see significant improvement within two to three weeks of age or sun spot treatment. Your complexion will be clearer and younger looking. However, your final result may not be apparent for one month or more.

Will the spots and redness reappear over time?

Over time, new spots may appear if there is sufficient sun exposure. These too can be removed. Remember to liberally apply sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and excessive redness.

“I am a 36 year old and found myself struggling with the onset of wrinkles, age spots and even some adult acne. With one treatment of the IPL laser, I noticed a huge difference, revealing skin that looked 10 years younger. The fine lines and sun damaged darker areas on my face improved dramatically, and that was just the first treatment.”
– Treatment of Age & Sun Spots Patient


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