How to Repair Sun Damage to Your Skin

Our summer may still be young, but we’re willing to bet that you’ve already spent some time basking in it, whether it was at the beach, strolling through a park, or cheering on your favorite teams. But as much as we all enjoy soaking up some sun, the reality is that every time you do, it’s doing more and more damage to your skin. Even small bits of sun exposure add up over your lifetime, and leave behind those tell-tale brown spots (“age spots,” as most people call them, even though they happen to young people, too). But here’s the good news: those spots don’t have to last forever. In fact, we offer seven different ways to repair your sun damage right here at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.

How to Repair Sun Damage to Your SkinSilkPeel® Microdermabrasion

As our gentlest way to even out your complexion, SilkPeel® combines three unique processes: microdermabrasion to exfoliate away damaged surface skin, gentle suction to extract any pore-clogging debris, and immediate application of customized, high-quality topical medication. While one treatment offers a clearer and more refreshed complexion, a series of sessions will be able to produce a noticeable improvement in sun spots.

Fire and Ice Facial

Day spas sometimes use the term “facial” to describe something as simple as a little bit of cleanser and a skin care product or two. But at Laser Lights, the facial we provide can produce real results. The Fire and Ice Facial was developed by iS Clinical®, and by starting with an exfoliating mask (similar to an extremely mild chemical peel) and following it with a rejuvenating mask to hydrate and nourish the skin, this procedure gradually produces gentle results for reducing sun damage.

Laser Age Spot Removal

All of the other treatments on this list address the full face (or hands, chest, or whatever area you want to reduce sun damage on). However, if you don’t have concerns about fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, or other cosmetic skin issues, we also provide laser treatments that solely treat brown spots. The laser is drawn to the color in the excess pigment, and it breaks down the pigment cells so your body can absorb and remove them, all without affecting any other areas of skin.

Photo Rejuvenation

As a particularly gentle type of laser treatment, photo rejuvenation fights back against brown spots in a non-ablative way. That means that it breaks up excess pigment without actually piercing or removing any damaged skin. For most patients, a series of four to six photofacial sessions can produce excellent results.

Micro Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

Unlike photo rejuvenation, micro fractionated laser skin resurfacing (also known as a micro laser peel) is ablative, but in a minimally invasive way. By treating small areas of skin at a time while leaving untouched skin between each spot, this method not only reduces age spots but also treats fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, too.

Chemical Peels

The basic premise of a chemical peel is using a customized solution to penetrate to a certain depth of the skin. This triggers your body’s natural healing process to exfoliate away the damaged surface skin while also stimulating collagen production. The end result is a significant improvement in age spots, wrinkles, lines, age spots, and skin laxity. Chemical peels are tailored to the strength and depth you need, and can be performed as a series of treatments or as a single procedure.

Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

As our most comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatment, fractionated laser skin resurfacing uses an advanced method that is similar to the micro fractionated laser resurfacing, although reaching deeper into the skin and producing more comprehensive and impressive results. This means that, on top of sun spots, fractional laser resurfacing also tightens the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and more.

Sun damage can really do a number on your skin, from brown spots to premature wrinkles, and even posing serious risks to your health in the form of skin cancer. But by treating the damage you already have and committing to protecting your skin in the future, you can get your skin back to its natural beauty and keep it that way. To discuss which skin rejuvenation methods may be best for you, schedule your FREE consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center. Or, for more skin care tips as well as our latest special offers, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.