While animal prints can be cute in moderation, the last thing you want is for your skin to be spotty. But if you were laying out in the sun all summer, you’re definitely facing down fresh skin damage.
Don’t get overwhelmed by new brown spots, red spots, fine lines or wrinkles. Below, we’ve put together a guide to approaching sun damage during the post-summer letdown. Once you’ve learned more about the comprehensive skin analysis that kicks everything off, get in touch to schedule your own appointment.
Post-Summer Digital Skin Analysis
Technology is continuing to make professional skincare more effective and efficient. Radiance Medspa offers a personalized skin analysis with an incredible camera called the Visia. This camera takes images of the surface of your skin – and more.
See, with the Visia, you also receive images of the less-visible sun damage that’s taken hold. Why is this useful? Because someday, that damage is going to have visible effects on your skin – and the sooner you know about it, the sooner you can take action.
Being conservative with your skin treatments is much simpler when you’re younger and your skin hasn’t accrued years and years of damage. You can receive fewer treatments and see better results than if you take no action for years and then try to address a significant amount of sun damage at once.
The Visia is helping patients take back their skin, before the spots and lines even surface. That’s why we’re so thrilled to be able to offer this imaging to our patients at their consultations. Plus, when you have Visia images taken, the device compares them to photos from other patients your age, so you can get an idea of how well your aging prevention is doing.
After your Visia analysis, we’ll be able to definitively recommend treatments that will address any existing problems. With that kind of quantifiable data, it’s easier than ever to pick the anti-aging treatment that fits just right.
Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin
Your skin is unique – and finding the perfect treatment isn’t all about how many brown spots you have, or how many wrinkles. Really, the more important component is discovering the option that suits your needs and makes you feel comfortable with the process. Some patients are raring to go with their laser skin resurfacing, and interested in Fraxel. Others want something gentler, without downtime, and are better-suited to microdermabrasion.
The best way to know your ideal treatment is to schedule a consultation. We’ll help you lay out a schedule for approaching sun damage today and in the future – and preventing it from returning next fall.
Microdermabrasion – This comfortable and downtime-free option gently exfoliates dead skin cells and superficial damage from your face. Microdermabrasion is a great starting point for patients with minimal sun damage who are approaching professional treatments for the first time.
Chemical Peel – We offer custom-formulated medical peels that are paired with your skin to effect ideal results. Peels both remove superficial damage and stimulate deeper skin growth and renewal.
Clear + Brilliant – This laser treatment offers shallow resurfacing for patients who are just started to experience unwanted aging or otherwise looking for a gentle laser option.
IPL Photofacial – IPL specifically targets brown spots, acting as a great treatment for patients with hyperpigmentation. If you have clusters or large patches of darkened skin after summer sun exposure, this could be the best bet.