As the summer comes to a close, you may be noticing that you have incurred some sun damage over the last few months from spending time outside. This damage may include sunspots, worsening of melasma, and the darkening of any pigmentation that you had seen previously. Throw dry skin into the mix and you are in need of getting a treatment ASAP! Luckily, if treated swiftly and properly, you can reverse the signs of damage before it starts to make you look aged and bonus! You can help restore your skins luster and maintain soft supple skin!
What are My Options?
When looking into different options for reversing sun damage, the treatment options recommended by Dr. Ellen will depend on the severity of your sun damage, and how aggressively you would like to be to achieve results! There are a few selections for treatment of sun damage and aging, and they are specifically tailored to your individual needs and concerns by Dr. Ellen’s extensively trained Medical Aesthetics staff.
BBL Skin Rejuvenation
One of the most versatile treatments, the BBL facial is an anti-aging treatment that uses broadband light for the improvement of age spots, acne, and vascular pigmentation. This laser light treatment system is great for a variety of skin concerns because of its ability to customize results. BBL treatments are perfect for more superficial lesions and can also improve collagen production, resulting in firmer skin and smoother texture.
Chemical peels are great for chemically exfoliating the skin and lifting unwanted pigmentation for a clearer complexion. Chemical peels typically contain either a blend of BHA or AHA’s to help promote faster cell turnover. By increasing the cell turnover rate of the skin, you can help lessen scarring and pigmentation faster. Chemical peels can be adjusted to correct sun damage at different depths of the skin and are helpful for acne prone skin as well as resurfacing for texture and tone.
ProFractional Laser Skin Resurfacing
This is the most powerful treatment of the three mentioned here, and can correct sun damage in the form of pigmentation and wrinkles. The ProFactional Laser works to remove the top layer of skin to reveal firmer, smoother, more even toned skin. The depth of treatment will depend on the side effects, however, some swelling and peeling are completely normal during the healing process. This laser brings pigmentation up to the surface and shatters the top layer of skin, taking away uneven tone and revealing refreshed skin that is more even in tone, healthy and supple.
How Should I Prepare?
Before treatment, it is important that your skin stays protected and is not compromised in any way. This means having a thorough skin consultation with one of Dr. Ellen’s skin care experts, and establishing a good at home maintenance program. If you are interested in reversing signs of sun damage from the summer, Call Dr. Ellen’s office today to schedule a complimentary consultation.