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Sun Damage

Most of us start life with smooth, unmarked, even-toned skin and with each birthday passing we take on more discoloration and texture changes, a timeline that varies from one person to another. Sun spots, age spots, freckles, winkles, small blood vessels that show up over time are signs of the sun’s damage of the skin. The most effective way to prevent sun damage is sun avoidance and/or sun protection.

IPL

IPL is a broad-spectrum light device that is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the skin. This light penetrates through the skin and breaks up pigment in the skin. The brown spots absorb the light, heat up, turn darker, and then flake off in 3-7 days leaving a beautiful glowing complexion with lighter or no brown spots. Three to five treatments are generally required to eliminate all brown spots, rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. There is minimal discomfort during or after the procedure with almost no down time

Pre- and Post treatment care: sun protection and avoidance, avoid any type of exfoliation or chemical peels, and use of gentle skin moisturizer and facial wash to keep the skin calm and hydrated.

Price: starts at $200 per treatment

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution (different types of acids) is applied to the skin to remove its top layer. The new skin that goes back after a peel is smoother and younger looking so sun protection is required to maintain the new beautiful skin. A light chemical peel; removes the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and a medium chemical peel removes skin cells from the epidermis and from portions of the upper part of the middle layer of the skin (dermis). Down time is minimal for a light peel and 1-2 days for a medium peel. Chemical peels can be used to treat fine wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone and dryness.

Pre- and Post treatment care: sun protection and avoidance, avoid any type of exfoliation or chemical peels, and use of gentle skin moisturizer and facial wash to keep the skin calm and hydrated.

Price: starts at $150 per treatment

Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure involving superficial and controlled puncturing of the skin by gliding a pen containing miniature needles. The micro-punctures creates micro-injuries that lead to minimal superficial bleeding and trigger a wound healing cascade with release of various growth factors which will result in new collagen formation and skin tightness.  Microneedling works well for fine lines. In particular, it’s a very safe procedure in dark skin type due to low risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The down time is minimal for microrneedling.

Pre- and Post treatment care: sun protection and avoidance, avoid any type of exfoliation or chemical peels, and use of gentle skin moisturizer and facial wash to keep the skin calm and hydrated.

Price: starts at $200 per treatment

Fractional Laser

Fractional laser is a device that delivers precise micro-beams of laser light to the lower layers of the skin creating deep narrow columns of tissue coagulation while leaving parts of the skin intact. Coagulated tissue in the treated area will stimulate a natural healing process that result in growth of healthy new tissue containing collagen and elastin. The procedure can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. There is minimal discomfort and 1-2 days of downtime with the treatment . The results are long lasting but a series of treatments may be required to achieve the desired results. Fractional laser treatments are effective for fine lines.

Pre- and Post treatment care: sun protection and avoidance, avoid any type of exfoliation or chemical peels. Use a gentle skin moisturizer and facial wash to keep the skin calm and hydrated.

Price: starts at $400 per treatment