Happy New Year! Sound strange? Are you like so many who feel Fall is when fresh new starts really occur? Summer’s coming to a close, kids are going back to school and we’re returning to our regular, structured routines. What a great time to peel away the damage from months of fun in the sun and address some of the issues resulting from lapses in our self-care routines during vacations. It’s also the perfect time to finally begin procedures best done during cool months when we’re not wearing shorts or sundresses.
Many of the issues our patients deal with this time of year are dark spots, wrinkling, sagging and dryness… all from our good friend… the S-U-N! If you’ve not been as diligent as you’d planned with your sun protection you’re likely dealing with these issues. We can help with specific treatments targeted to your individual needs and your degree of damage.
Dr. Atkins’ first and most important step with her patients is a mole check. She will determine whether any sun damage has turned suspicious or dangerous. Catching those changes early can mean a minor procedure to head off problems in the beginning. Waiting can mean much more involved problems and treatments. Once you have that health clearance, it’s time to start peeling those layers of damage back to reveal a fresh new you!!
“How do I get rid of all these freckles and dark spots? I want my even, glowing skin back!”
IPL & Fraxel
The most effective treatment for spots is IPL (Intense Pulse Light) therapy and Fraxel laser. These powerhouse treatments can produce amazing results in removing discoloration and hyper-pigmentation.
An IPL photofacial is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. IPL photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines.
Fraxel skin resurfacing is a safe, non-invasive laser skin treatment that removes years from your appearance without the risks, side effects or prolonged downtime of other procedures. Explained in the simplest terms, Fraxel laser skin resurfacing tricks your skin into creating new skin to replace the damaged or targeted areas, resulting in natural skin rejuvenation that takes years off your appearance.
If you want the maximum results from your IPL and Fraxel treatments, preliminary treatments should begin before your procedure.