Sunspots are pigmentated areas of the skin that are often caused by extensive sun exposure. Environmental damage on the skin can cause the skin to look unhealthy or age faster. Discoloration that develops on the skin and is determined to be “sunspots” can be treated with the help of a trained dermatologist. Sunspots can appear anywhere where sun exposure has occurred, typically on the face, upper chest, back, shoulders, arms, and legs. Wherever these imperfections are, the team at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre as a solution for treatment.

How are sunspots treated?

The best treatment option for sunspots is typically a light-based therapy, either IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment or laser-based therapies. These treatments can penetrate deep within the skin’s layers to fade away sunspots and other pigmentation problems, and continues to be the best method of treatment for adult patients. Additionally, patients may ask about other therapies that can be used in also improving the skin’s overall texture and tone, turning back time and smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. With the help of Drs. Todd and Kent Remington, many patients can find a treatment option that works best for their unique needs.

Who is a candidate for IPL and laser therapies?

During an initial consultation appointment with our team, patients in the Calgary, AB area can decide if they are a good fit for this or other treatment options used in our state-of-the-art facility. Patients are also urged to visit their dermatologist regularly for a skin cancer screening. This is recommended every year to catch the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer, dramatically increasing a patient’s chance of overcoming cancer and avoiding serious problems associated with this condition. At a patient’s first appointment, our team will educate patients on ways to care for their skin each day for healthier, more beautiful skin!

Call our Calgary, AB area doctors today!

Drs. Todd and Kent Remington of Remington Laser Dermatology Centre are available to educate patients on the benefits of treating sunspots and other pigmentation concerns with an experienced dermatological provider. Call the office to request your consultation visit.

Patients who have sun damaged skin and want to improve the skin’s overall texture and tone may be unsure as to the best treatment options for their unique needs and specific situation. It is always a great idea to book an appointment with the doctors at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre of Calgary, AB to discuss the best choice. In many cases, Drs. Todd and Kent Remington may recommend IPL treatment.

What does IPL stand for?

IPL is an acronym for “intense pulsed light.” This light-based therapy can penetrate deep into the skin and help reduce the appearance of age spots, sun damage, acne, rosacea, and even fine lines and wrinkles. Most patients who undergo IPL treatments will find that their skin’s texture and tone is even and redness is addressed after just one session. Many patients use IPL on a regular basis, spacing treatments weeks apart, to continually improve their skin’s appearance and health.

What can I expect from IPL treatment?

IPL is a treatment that is commonly done without anesthetics or sedation as it is relatively comfortable for many of our patients. The treatment is done right in our office under the care of a trained physician, and is performed in less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. Patients can book several sessions spaced 2-3 weeks apart initially until results are achieved after about 4-6 sessions. After that, patients often book appointments every few months for maintenance and touchups.

IPL treatment does not require patients to have any downtime, unlike more aggressive treatments such as chemical peels or laser therapies. This makes it an easy procedure to have done during a lunch break, allowing for immediate return to work, school, and other activities. Patients are often excited to see the results they achieve with this treatment, and come back for routine services at Remington Laser Dermatology Centre to maintain the healthy, beautiful skin they’ve achieved!

Schedule a visit to Remington Laser Dermatology Centre

By calling our office, patients can request an appointment with Drs. Todd and Kent Remington to achieve beautiful, healthy skin. Call our Calgary, AB area practice at 150-7220 Fisher Street SE to schedule a time to work with our dedicated providers and find a solution to improving the skin’s texture and tone.

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Dr. Todd Remington
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