Sun Damage is a common problem that people come into our office that are looking for help. There’s a lot of different ways that we can treat this.
Probably our best tool is our broadband light. This is where we treat the entire area and use different filters to target different colors in the skin. What we would do is go after the sun damage with this 515 filter. The light sees it and draws it up to the top of the skin, causing it to become darker. In seven to 10 days, it flakes off and it’s kind of like a coffee granule, the spot. It just kind of sloughs right on and leaves the skin with an even skin tone. After we have this treatment, it’s very important to use sunscreen because the spots can reoccur.
Another good treatment to use is the Obagi Nu-Derm system which people use for about 18 to 24 weeks. It’s a five-step system that people need to be very vigilant using every day, but it creates a very clear complexion as an end result.
We also use the SkinPen, and that is another way of using microneedling to go after sun damage.
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BBL light energy absorbs targets such as fine, broken vessels, rosacea and brown spots that are caused by an overproduction of melanin.
An active tan from the sun or tanning beds is not appropriate with a BBL treatment.
It is recommended that a person does not have sun exposure in the area being treated for three weeks prior to the treatment with BBL. Self tanners must be faded from the skin for at least a week to 10 days before treatment.
The number of treatments vary from each individual. We often combine other procedures to to further enhance the outcome.
Your eyes will be covered by safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted area.
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup and resume activities immediately.