Although you cant turn back the clock and abstain from the sun in the past, you can erase some of the damage that was done. The advanced skin care treatments offered at Dr. Hester’s award winning practice can help remove the skins damaged outer layers to diminish sun spots and encourage the growth of new, healthy collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peel treatments are a good option for bringing new life to sun-damaged skin. These peels utilize various solutions and strengths for different treatment levels and results. At Be Medispa, our expert skincare specialists customize our advanced treatments for each patient, along with planning a structured treatment regimen. Most light-to-medium peels will require at least 3-6 treatments over a three-month period to see the best results.
Chemical peels can vary in strength, ranging from very minor solutions that require little to no downtime, to stronger peels that may require a few days to heal. Make sure to discuss any upcoming events or work restrictions with your skincare specialist.
IPL treatments have become very popular as a tool to erase sun spots and fine lines. An IPL photofacial uses a series of gentle light pulses that target the pigment present in sun spots, as well as other color irregularities. As the light travels through the layers of skin, heat from the light causes damage to the abnormally pigmented areas. This will kick-start the bodys natural healing process. The spot will either become darker and flake off, or it will be naturally absorbed by the body. IPL photofacials also stimulate collagen growth to reduce fine lines.
For the average client, three-to-five IPL photofacial treatments are required for best results, and most clients can be treated as frequently as every three weeks. Throughout the course of the treatment process, you can expect to see improved skin texture and a smoother, more even complexion.
For a more aggressive treatment for sun damage, there are C02 fractional laser procedures. The Mixto SX Micro Fractional CO2 Laser is a cutting edge skin rejuvenation treatment that makes it possible for you to have healthy, younger looking skin with minimal post-treatment down time. A C02 treats sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines with the use of a laser beam that is split (fractionated) into thousands of microscopic beams of light energy. The pixilated light penetrates the dermis and generates enough heat to stimulate natural collagen production and new cell growth. In addition to reducing the appearance of sun damage, fractional lasers can also help treat acne scars, stretch marks and melasma. Most clients will see results after one to two treatments.
To see if you are a candiate for C02 treatments – schedule a complimentary consultation.
For more information regarding these treatments, give us a call at (859) 266-5483 or stop by and see us at 812 E High St in Chevy Chase or Lakeside at Lexington Green!