solutions for sun damaged skin - greenwich, westport CT

Solutions for Sun Damaged Skin

Greenwich | Westport CT

If summers on the lake and beach vacations have come back to haunt you in the form of brown spots, red spots, sun spots, or just overall skin discoloration and rough skin texture, we offer a program of treatments that can minimize the appearance of these issues. We approach sun damage in a holistic manner, knowing that most treatments are ideal for particular problems, while most people suffer from multiple types of skin damage. By utilizing complementary treatments including IPL Photofacials, the Fraxel laser, microdermabrasion, and peels, we promote skin rejuvenation from within, which provides you with deep and long-lasting results. All we ask is that in the future, you promise to wear sunblock every day!

Your Solution to Sun Damage may include:

Chemical Peels

Average Cost: $250 - $1900
Recovery Time:1-7 Days

Naturally derived acids that exfoliate the outermost layers of skin. Peels result in a fresher face because they remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells.

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Fraxel

Average Cost: $750 - $4000
Recovery Time: 7-10 Days
See Results 3-6 Months

Fraxel laser treatment that damages dermal layer to stimulate collagen regeneration and fresh skin. The Fraxel laser causes the body to slough off old skin and renew elasticity, basically resurfacing the skin.

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IPL Photofacial

Average Cost: $450 - $1500
Recovery Time: 1-7 Days
See Results 7 Days

Intense pulsed light laser treatment that reduces redness and spots. IPL sends light below the skin’s surface to target spot- and redness-causing blood vessels and melanin below.

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Microdermabrasion

Average Cost: $250 - $1200
Recovery Time: 1-2 Days
See Results 1-7 Days

Microdermabrasion is a professional-level exfoliation. Microdermabrasion, uses medical-grade crystals and suction to gently, but deeply, exfoliate the skin, which stimulates the skin’s cell regeneration process.

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FAQs

You will begin to notice results after the first treatment with full results reached after 4-6 treatments.
If you receive the full series of recommended treatments and maintain a good skincare routine, which includes wearing sunblock every day, your results will be permanent.
Prior to receiving any type of skin resurfacing treatment, you must discontinue use of Accutane® for six months, Retin-A® for two weeks, and glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid products for a week before your treatment. During your treatment series, stay out of the sun and avoid sunless tanning. Do not take aspirin or other blood thinners for at least three days before your treatment. You cannot be treated while you have infections or sores in the area.
Your skin will be sensitive and will need to be protected from the sun. Any swelling will be minimal and can be treated with cold compresses. Dark spots from the treatment should flake off in a week. Protect your skin with moisturizers and sunscreen. Cold compresses and steroid creams may be used as necessary.
For overall skin resurfacing and sun damage rejuvenation, we recommend a combination of treatments. These are typically performed during each spa visit and repeated for a total of 4-6 visits. Each treatment has a different level of intensity. For example, microdermabrasion and peels do not hurt, but during microdermabrasion, you feel suction, and with peels, you may experience slight stinging during a portion of the treatment. IPL feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin, and Fraxel has been described as an intense prickling sensation. During all parts of the treatment, we use Cryo-air cooling, and prior to the laser treatments, we can apply a topical numbing cream. For sensitive patients, we suggest an oral painkiller and can prescribe one for you if needed.
Most of these treatments are safe and effective for all skin types. However, there is a risk of hyperpigmentation when using Fraxel or IPL on dark skin.
 

*Individual results may vary.

Greenwich Medical Spa, with locations in Greenwich CT and Westport CT, provides medical spa services to the Fairfield County CT area and including Greenwich, Westport, Darien, Mt. Kisco, New Canaan, New Haven, Norwalk, Rye, Scarsdale, Stamford, and Westchester. We specialize in anti-aging solutions, non-invasive body sculpting other medical spa procedures. Find us by searching Botox Greenwich, Fraxel Greenwich, Kybella Greenwich, Coolsculpting Greenwich, Laser Hair Removal Greenwich, PRP Hair Restoration Greenwich, Juvederm Greenwich, Vollbella Greenwich, Voluma Greenwich, Restylane Greenwich, Ultherapy Greenwich, and Vaginal Rejuvenation in Greenwich. For Men's Medspa Services search Laser Hair Removal for Men, Botox for Men, Activator for Men, Coolsculpting for Men.