Summer is great fun; with barbecues, trips to the beach, and other activities best enjoyed in the warmth of the sun. Unfortunately, the sun has a dark side as well.
Harmful UV rays can damage your skin, accelerating aging, causing pigmentation problems, and increasing your risk for skin cancer. When the sun starts to get the best of your skin, it’s time to fight back.
Ready to get rid of summer sun damage? Consider these effective skin treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are also known as photorejuvenation procedures. A highly customizable and programmable treatment appropriate for a range of skin types, IPL uses heat in the selected areas of skin to target brown and red pigment, often caused by sun exposure.
The treatment involves only minor discomfort (a stinging sensation), and can be used to treat many areas of the upper body, including the hands, face, and décolletage. There is no downtime, and results appear gradually in the weeks following treatment. Two to three sessions may be necessary for best results.
Pearl Laser Treatments (Laser Skin Resurfacing)
A more intense treatment, Pearl laser treatments offer great resurfacing results with less downtime than many popular laser treatments. Pulsed light is used to encourage skin rejuvenation, and a few days after treatment, old skin will begin to peel off, to be replaced by smoother, fresher skin.
Downtime from Pearl treatments is typically about 6 days, and the skin will need to be carefully protected from the sun during this time, especially as sunscreen cannot be worn during healing. Two or three treatments may be needed in moderate to severe cases of sun damage.
A “microneedling” treatment, Dermapen™ works by making miniscule pricks in the skin at a highly controlled depth and spacing to help encourage the body to create collagen, a component of the skin that helps contribute to elasticity, texture, and other healthy qualities.
Dermapen™ can help improve the skin quality in many ways, and is a great way to help your skin recover from summer sun exposure.
At Laser Skin & Wellness, our experienced and professional aesthetic staff, have the knowledge and skills to assess your skin and help you choose the best treatments for you. For expert care, come visit our locations in Lake Worth or Palm Beach Gardens, FL or call (561) 641-9490 to learn more about how to reverse the damage caused by the sun.