Now that autumn has arrived, it’s time to say goodbye to summer and the sun damage we may have suffered during the season. While a little sun exposure may not seem like a big deal, keeping photoaging at bay is one of the most important steps you can take to keep your skin looking and healthy. Some studies estimate UV damage causes 80% of all visible signs of facial aging, so keeping it under control is a must.
Fortunately, you can treat dark spots, fine lines, crepey-ness, and more with laser skin resurfacing. People come from cities like Bellevue and throughout the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area to our medispa for effective treatments and exceptional care. Read on to learn more about a few of our favorite ways to renew your skin after summer.
A non-ablative fractional laser, LaseMD creates microchannels in the skin to stimulate natural collagen production. This reduces sunspots and hyperpigmentation caused by UV exposure, along with giving your skin a smoother and more youthful texture.
The treatment is quick and comfortable, only requiring a topical numbing cream to offset some warmth you may feel. While your skin may feel red and sensitive for 1 or 2 days afterward, there is little to no downtime involved.
You’ll start to see results in about a week, and those results will continue to improve over the next few months. Most people need a series of 2 or 3 treatments to see their best results.
AFT Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment
Advanced Fluorescence Technology (AFT) is an intense pulsed light treatment that addresses dark pigmentation, sun spots, and lingering redness. It works by breaking up excess melanin in your skin to even out your coloration and reduce dark areas.
You may feel a slight snap to the skin with each pulse of bright light. Recovery time is minimal. Your skin may have some mild redness for 1 or 2 days and pigmentation will darken before sloughing away.
You will likely see results within about a week and notice continued improvement for a couple of months. You may need between 2 and 4 treatments to remove especially dark spots.
ClearLift™ Laser Skin Resurfacing
This non-ablative laser skin resurfacing treatment uses pulses of energy to penetrate below the skin’s surface and stimulate collagen production. The result? Reduced fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
The treatment involves minimal discomfort and downtime. Most people see results within a few weeks and achieve their best outcomes with 2 to 6 sessions.
Near-Infrared (NIR) Treatment
Near-infrared light stimulates collagen production to subtly tighten lax skin caused by sun damage. If you spend lots of time in the sun and are starting to see crepey-ness or mild looseness on your face and neck, this skin-tightening treatment may be the solution for you.
This treatment is comfortable and quick with minimal recovery. You may see results as soon as the next day, and those results will continue to improve for several months. Most people are happy with their results after 3 to 5 sessions.
Looking for multiple improvements all in one go? Laser 360 combines AFT, ClearLift, and NIR to treat pigmentation, fine lines, and crepey-ness all at once. It’s the ultimate skin rejuvenation makeover and your best line of defense against all sun-related signs of aging.
If you aren’t sure which laser treatment is right for you, learn more about your best options in our previous blog post.
Your Next Steps
Want to learn more about outsmarting sun damage with laser treatments? Please contact us online or give our med spa a call at (402) 408-0017 (Omaha) or (402) 895-8001 (Millard).