Freckles (Sun Induced) Treatment

Some people might still describe a smattering of freckles across a child's nose as "cute." Even in childhood, those brown spots are actually a sign of sun damage. As we age, freckles become more prominent and are often joined by noticeable age spots affecting many areas: the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. And at this stage no one thinks they're "cute" anymore.

IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation offers a solution that:

  • Addresses skin conditions that are most visible
  • Treats the entire face, not only small spots
  • Causes little discomfort
  • Offers an immediate return to routine activities
  • Provides gradual, natural-looking improvement
  • Produces long-lasting results

Photorejuvenation with IPL is the most versatile of all treatment options. Patients often schedule appointments during their lunch hour. IPL can treat numerous skin conditions at once. IPL is effective on red blemishes that originate from blood vessels. At the same time, IPL can treat brown pigment blemishes in the form of freckles, age spots and other sun damage. IPL also treats the neck, the chest, and the hands as well, where sun damage is often most visible.

Getting Started
Dr. Thao will determine an IPL treatment plan for you, accounting for the number and severity of skin conditions being treated, as well as skin type. On average, four to six treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals. Each session usually lasts about 20 minutes, with you returning to normal activity immediately afterwards. IPL treatments provide gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results.

What to Expect
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the areas to be treated and patients wear protective eyewear. During treatment, Dr. Thao or a trained staff member gently applies the smooth glass surface of the IPL handpiece to the skin. Light is delivered to the skin surface in precise pulses that are typically pain-free. Occasionally, some signs of treatment, such as redness, can last for one or two hours. In most cases, the entire face is treated, but the therapy can also work well on the neck, chest and hands. Results from a full series of treatments usually last for a year or more.

Your Consultation - Sun Induced Freckles
An initial consultation is required for all laser and IPL procedures. We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your Laser and IPL treatment options. During the consultation all aspects of your proposed treatment will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.

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