Repair Sun Damaged Skin with Lasers

Original Article by Greenwich Medical Spa Staff

You’ve probably heard spring being referred to as the season of rebirth and renewal, but around here, we like to think of it as fall. That’s because after a long summer spent outdoors, on the water or at the beach, your skin has probably been exposed to more than its share of the sun’s damaging rays. As the days get shorter, your prime season to refresh and rejuvenate your skin is here, and when it comes to sun damage, we turn to the skin resurfacing power of non-invasive lasers.

Whether your days of glory have led to skin discoloration like brown spots and red spots or an uneven tone and rough texture, the Fraxel laser and the IPL Photofacial target multiple layers of skin to repair damage below and resurface on top. We combine the effects of these two laser treatments to significantly reverse sun damage to the skin.

The Fraxel laser gets rid of brown spots by thermally damaging the outer layers of the skin. As the old skin is sloughed off, new skin replaces it, and your body’s collagen production gets a boost, too. In addition to benefiting skin tone, Fraxel reduces acne scars, wrinkles and melasma.

The IPL Photofacial uses intense pulsed light, which is sent below the skin’s surface to destroy the blood vessels and melanin that are causing discoloration. Not only does IPL reverse the visual effects of sun damage by eliminating spots, redness and broken capillaries, it offers a solution to rosacea redness too.

Both of these non-surgical laser treatments resurface the skin and reverse sun damage without a lot of downtime, and they can be used virtually anywhere on the face or body. Separately, Fraxel and IPL offer noticeable results, and together, they provide total skin rejuvenation.

Because you will need to avoid the sun before and after treatment, fall is the best time to get started on your journey to repairing sun damage, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, minimizing pores and improving skin elasticity. Laser treatments are performed in a series of four, spaced about a month apart. That means, your fall skin renewal will be complete just in time for that other season of rebirth.

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