Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Center

Brown and Red Spots

in Reno, Nevada

The Procedure

Topical medication is not generally needed for this laser, but if you have a low tolerance for pain or prefer numbing medication for 20-30 minutes, we are happy to provide that service.  Most people describe the laser as like the “snap of a rubber band” and not painful.

IPL is most commonly used on the face, neck, chest and arms.  Blood vessels or sunspots in all of these areas are treated very successfully with Intense Pulsed Light.  Veins on the legs cannot be treated with this laser and will require a more specific laser for leg veins.

Intense Pulsed Light treatments take approximately 15-30 minutes per body area, depending on the extent of blood vessels, redness, or sunspots, but is extended if topical medication is used.

"Dr. Jen is the best! I have been going to her office for 6 years now and can’t see myself going to anyone else." - DK

IPL Treatment with Darci Page

IPL laser treatment is a quick and effective way to address a variety of skin conditions.

At Janiga MDs, Dr. Timothy Janiga specializes in plastic surgery and Dr. Jennifer Janiga specializes in dermatology, giving their practice a unique, comprehensive perspective on their patients’ cosmetic needs in the Reno, Nevada area.

Recovery & Results

Most people do not experience pain or discomfort with Intense Pulsed Light or photofacials.  There is usually some redness and swelling for two to six hours after treatment.  Bruising, although rare with this treatment, may happen with some people, especially those on blood thinners, aspirin or ibuprofen.  If this happens it can last between three and seven days depending on the size of the bruise and how fast each individual heals.

Usually there is no downtime with Intense Pulsed Light. If you are a public person or have important meetings to attend, we suggest not scheduling those in the first 3 days after your treatment until Dr. Janiga can see how you as an individual respond to this treatment.


Schedule a Consultation

For more information or to set up a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or Darci Page, RN for Intense Pulsed Light treatments in the comfort of our Reno office, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.


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