We hope you had an amazing summer! We also hope you diligently applied sunscreen. We know we tell you this often, but sunscreen use is THE most important and powerful action you can take to reduce your risk of skin cancer and prevent signs of aging. If you’re interested in achieving youthful, glowing skin for life, sunscreen should be #1 on your TO DO list every day of the year.
Here’s the catch: Many people don’t realize they aren’t using enough sunscreen, especially on days when they are in water or sweating. So even people who are “diligent” about SPF still get sun damage! Reapplication on normal days is also a factor. Most of us are great about applying sunscreen in the morning with our makeup, but we rarely think to reapply later before walking the dog or doing errands.
Fortunately, modern aesthetic technology can reverse sun damage and help you reclaim your best skin ever! Awareness is half the battle! You simply need to know which treatments to do and how often to do them, in addition to which skin care products you need to enhance and maintain your results. Got all that? No worries! We can break it down for you!
Here’s everything you need to know about reversing sun damage this fall:
Step #1: Schedule laser skin rejuvenation treatments ASAP.
Depending on your skin type and needs, we offer a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments. Laser skin rejuvenation uses laser energy to create “controlled wounds” in the skin and stimulate your skin’s natural healing response. As your skin heals, it generates healthy new collagen and elastin, improving the look and feel of your skin for the long term. Some of our most popular laser skin treatments include Clear + Brilliant®, Lumecca® IPL photofacial and Fraxel® laser skin resurfacing. During your consultation, we’ll work with you to determine the ideal treatment for your unique needs. For example, some patients may prefer a non-laser skin rejuvenation treatment like SYLFIRM X Radio Frequency (RF) microneedling, a breakthrough microneedling treatment that helps improve pigmentation AND skin laxity. (SYLFIRM X uses exosomes to help boost your results!) We’ll be certain to guide you through your options so we can design a skin care regimen that’s perfect for you!
Step #2: Focus on long-term skin health and strategize!
Skin health is never a one-and-done thing. The number one mistake we see our patients make is thinking one skin treatment can fix everything. One skin rejuvenation is indeed great, but if you want lasting results and skin that truly looks and acts younger, you’ll need to commit yourself to a series of treatments and periodic maintenance treatments. For example, many of our patients undergo seasonal photofacials to help keep their complexion more evenly toned. Photofacials are a whiz at erasing sunspots, freckles, small veins and redness. But with regular treatments, photofacials also build collagen and elastin, so you can never really overdo it. The benefits just keep building!
Step #3: Never underestimate the importance of medical-grade skin care products.
We carry exclusively only medical-grade products (SkinMedica®, SkinCeuticals®, EltaMD®, Viviscal™, Revision Skincare®). This is because we are passionate about skin and want you to enjoy the highest possible level of results. We also want you to enjoy results that last! Medical-grade, professional skin care products are based on years of research and innovative science to deliver dramatic benefits to skin. Applying results-driven skin care products in tandem with your laser and microneedling treatments can boost your results and help you maintain them longer. It’s pretty simple, really!