With hot summer days right around the corner, the additional time we spend outdoors can lead to an increase in prolonged sun exposure. While we all enjoy lounging around in the sunshine, we, unfortunately, are damaging our skin every time we do. Sun damage slowly adds up over time and eventually results in physical damage, such as age spots. To help prevent future damage, we always recommend wearing and routinely reapplying sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher. However, if you already have existing age spots or hyperpigmentation, don’t fret! Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offers a wide variety of treatment options for sun-damaged skin.
Silk Dermalinfusion® Microdermabrasion
This rejuvenation treatment not only repairs sun-damaged, hyperpigmented skin, but it also targets conditions such as acne, signs of aging and dryness. In one session, Silk Dermalinfusion® Microdermabrasion exfoliates damaged skin cells with microdermabrasion technology, removes pore-clogging debris and applies highly-specialized, topical medication to the skin. While one treatment provides noticeable results, multiple sessions can help to further reduce the appearance of age spots.
Photofacial rejuvenation is highly effective at reducing the appearance of sun damage on all areas of the body including the face, chest, hands and arms. As a gentle type of laser treatment, photo rejuvenation breaks up pigment without penetrating or removing any skin. Most patients see their final results after four to six treatment sessions.
The overall goal of a chemical peel is to revitalize the top layer of your skin in order to reveal a softer, younger-looking complexion. The customized solution triggers your body’s natural healing process which causes dead skin cells to be naturally exfoliated and stimulates collagen production. The end result is an improvement in age spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines and skin elasticity.
Micro Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing
This laser treatment is a minimally invasive way to improve the look of age spots as well as fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Micro fractionated CO2 resurfacing treats small areas of affected skin at a time and avoids contact with healthy, unaffected skin. This allows the body to eliminate dead skin cells while promoting collagen production.
Fractionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Our most advanced method of hyperpigmentation reduction is our fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing treatment. This laser penetrates deep into the skin’s layers and triggers the body to produce new collagen and promote elasticity thus reducing more pronounced areas of pigmentation. On top of age spot reduction, this treatment is highly effective at improving the look of severe acne scars and deep wrinkles.
Prolonged sun exposure can have a large impact on your skin in the form of age spots, wrinkles, and even risk of skin cancer. By repairing existing damage and protecting your skin with appropriate coverings such as sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30, sun-friendly clothing, hats and umbrellas, you can ensure that your skin stays healthy and clear for years to come. If you are interested in learning more about what treatment is best for your concerns, schedule a free consultation with Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Atlanta today. Additionally, follow our medical spa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more skincare and sun protection insights.