Glowing, Flawless Skin Is Just One Treatment Away with Cosmetic Esthetic Services
People who made the mistake of not wearing sun protectant are likely now facing skin concerns like dark spots or hyperpigmentation. The effects of sun damage can age your skin and get in the way of your confidence – we are here to help correct the sun damage to give you glowing, youthful skin again. Start protecting your skin every time you go outdoors, and consider esthetic services in Pittsburgh to reverse past damage.
Cosmetic Laser Centers℠ can help you start today.
The Importance of Protecting Your Skin
Many people only think to protect their skin in the summer, but it’s actually necessary to do so year round. The sun’s UV rays are extremely harmful to your skin – even on cloudy, cooler days. Not using a sun protectant can damage your skin cells, develop problematic skin concerns, and may even lead to skin cancer. Wearing sunscreen is a simple, yet effective way to protect your skin and keep it looking and feeling its best.
It only takes 15 minutes for the sun to damage your skin, so you’ll want to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 15 every day. SPF is the sunscreen’s ability to block UV rays. The higher the SPF, the more protected you’ll be. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or after you swim or sweat.
There are a few other things you can do to keep your skin out of harm’s way. If possible, avoid peak sun hours, which is usually between 10 a.m. and 4.pm. If you do need to go outdoors, find some shade or bring an umbrella along with you. You might also consider wearing a protective hat that covers your face, ears, and the back of your neck.
How Do I Know If I Have Sun Damaged Skin?
Because everyone’s skin is unique and reacts to the sun differently, it can sometimes be difficult to know whether you’re experiencing sun-damaged skin. There are a few telltale signs that can indicate you have photoaged skin:
- Broken capillaries, like facial spider veins
- Brown spots or liver spots
- New freckles
- Decreased elasticity
- Fine lines and wrinkles that deepen over time
If you didn’t prioritize sun protection before, but you’re ready to improve the overall look and health of your skin, you can consider treatments to reduce the appearance of sun damage.
What Treatments Can Get Rid of My Sun Damage?
At Cosmetic Laser Centers, we specialize in cosmetic esthetics and offer a variety of treatments that will rejuvenate your sun-damaged skin.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
Our Pittsburgh laser skin resurfacing service uses the Fraxel® DUAL laser to improve signs of sun damage. This fractional, non-invasive resurfacing tool is able to pinpoint and resolve the treated area while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. It works by creating thousands of microscopic laser columns that are able to reach deep into your skin, resulting in a new, undamaged layer of skin.
This treatment resurfaces damaged skin, boosts collagen production, and supports the regrowth of healthy skin cells. Laser skin resurfacing requires minimal downtime, usually lasting no longer than one week. However, every patient is different and your provider will be able to make a recommendation based on your personal skin type.
- IPL Treatments
Intense pulsed light, or IPL, can also treat sun damaged skin and provide you with the youthful skin you’ve been longing for. It penetrates into your skin’s dermis using scattered and unfocused wavelengths of light, actively improving concerns like hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and more.
Within the dermis, the energy from the light targets unwanted pigment, lessening the appearance of sun damage in just two weeks. You can expect to have anywhere from four to six treatments to reach your desired results, with no downtime for recovery.
Say “Goodbye” to Sun Damaged Skin at Cosmetic Laser Centers
Don’t waste time and money on skincare products that aren’t improving your sun-damaged skin. Our selection of esthetic services at Cosmetic Laser Centers can restore your confidence just in time for summer.
To determine whether you’re a good candidate for IPL treatment or laser skin resurfacing in Pittsburgh, schedule a consultation with one of our medical providers. At your consultation, your provider will examine your skin and develop a personalized treatment plan that best aligns with your concerns and desired results.