Most people plan for skin care before the summer, but few plan for the after-effects such as sunburns. The good news is that it is not too late to do something about sun damage that may have occurred this past summer.
Sun damage received over summer may already be showing itself or it will in the future. The most common signs of sun damage are brown spots or irregular moles. Wrinkles caused by sun damage will often show themselves later in life. If you focus on fixing wrinkles and brown spots then you are helping to fix sun damage.
There are many solutions to help with even light sun damage caused by summer sun. Here are the top five procedures we recommend for summer sun damage:
Microdermabrasions – Physical exfoliation that gives a light polishing to the skin helping with pigmentation, acne, scarring, and superficial lines.
Chemical Peels – Aids in the reduction of scarring, brown spots, dull texture, and superficial lines caused by the sun. Often combining chemical peels with microdermabrasions will give you maximum benefits.
IPL/Photofacials – A series of gentle no downtime treatments using a laser like system. This procedure is a non-surgical procedure that treats the sun damaged colors of the skin. The beauty of this treatment is the reduction of broken capillaries, redness, flushing, brown spots, and pigmentation without peeling or flaking of your skin. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities.
Photo Dynamic Photofacial – A “revved-up” version of the IPL/Photofacial. It gives faster results with the added benefit of shrinking pores and reducing acne breakouts. There is some healing time involved; having three of these is comparable to five or six regular Photofacials.
Erbium Lasers – This laser helps smooth rough & uneven texture, fine lines, and wrinkles. We recommend a series of three treatments for the maximum benefit. The Erbium laser removes the top layers of skin, reliably, predictably, and precisely. By removing the top layers, the skin is smoothed and a softer texture results. Removing the top layers also stimulates new collagen to form under the skin helping to permanently improve wrinkles. This laser can also be combined with the IPL at the same visit to get both color and texture improvement.
With so many choices, it may be difficult to know which treatment to use.