Sun Damage

Serenity Medical Spa

Sharon Gertzman, DO

Aesthetics and Primary Care in Pennington, Princeton and West Windsor, NJ

Sun damage, including unsightly brown spots, can be hard to deal with, but the advanced intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments at Serenity Medical Spa in Pennington, New Jersey, can help. Sharon Gertzman, DO, and her team can help you can get your unblemished and undamaged skin back again with just a short series of IPL treatments, so use the online tool to book your appointment today. You can also call the office to schedule a consultation.

Sun Damage Q & A

What are the most common signs of sun damage?

The sun may feel great on your skin, but it can unfortunately do a great deal of damage, too. Some of the most common signs of sun damage include:

  • Dry skin
  • Coarse skin texture
  • Leathery skin
  • Excessive freckle development
  • Brown spots
  • Redness

If you suffer from rosacea, which causes intense facial redness and prominent facial blood vessels, sun overexposure can worsen your condition.

What is IPL treatment?

IPL treatment is a noninvasive, light-based procedure that removes your damaged skin one layer at a time until reaching the healthy skin below. IPL uses a variety of light wavelengths to focus on skin discoloration like brown spots.

The light shatters the pigment to very small particles, which your skin then sheds naturally over time. Most patients see a noticeable improvement in only a few days.

IPL treatment is a popular sun damage treatment option for the face, chest, neck, and hands.

How many IPL treatments do I need for sun damage?

Most Serenity Medical Spa patients have three to five treatment sessions in total. Sessions occur at three- to four-week intervals.

How does the IPL treatment process work?

Dr. Gertzman applies a numbing gel to the treatment area to ensure your comfort during the IPL treatment. Next, Dr. Gertzman moves the IPL treatment device gently over your skin, while keeping cool air blowing on the treatment area for enhanced comfort. Your treatment session lasts for only around 15 minutes.

Why is IPL the best treatment for sun damage?

IPL is completely noninvasive and safe. It's also flexible, as it can treat many kinds of sun damage in several different areas of your body. Dr. Gertzman can customize your IPL treatment based on your skin type, your skin color, and your preexisting conditions. Personalized treatments yield the best results.

Is there any downtime after IPL treatment?

No, there’s no downtime at all. In fact, you can schedule an IPL treatment whenever it works for you and then return to your regular activities immediately afterward. You can even apply makeup as soon as your treatment is over if you wish.

Want to learn more about how IPL can remove sun damage and revitalize your face? Book your free consultation online or by phone now.