After years of sun exposure, it’s common to begin developing brown spots on the skin called sun spots. The skin can also become rough in texture and dry. At Cosmetica Plastic Surgery and Anti-Aging, we offer laser light therapy to improve the appearance of sun damage.
Sun damage treatment involves the use of laser light energy to remove the damaged, discolored layers of skin. At the same time, the laser light works to heat deeper layers of skin, promoting the generation of new skin cells. This results in smoother, more even skin with diminished sun spots and age spots. The treatment is noninvasive, leaving patients with minimal recovery time.
Candidates for sun damage treatment with laser light therapy are those who have begun to experience brown spots from time in the sun and with age. Laser light therapy can also improve other surface level blemishes like acne scarring, reduce inflammation, and help patients achieve overall healthier skin. Prior to treatment with laser light therapy, the skin should not be burned and any active acne should be resolved. Laser light therapy can be used on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
To begin treatment, Adley DaSilva will prep the skin and may apply a topical numbing cream for the patient’s comfort. He will then hold the laser over the treatment area, delivering bursts of light to heat the skin. he will deliver the laser light until every inch of the target area has been effectively treated. For optimal improvements, Adley may recommend follow-up treatment sessions once the skin has healed.
After treatment with laser light therapy for sun damage, patients can expect some redness, mild swelling, and stinging similar to a sunburn. the skin will be extra sensitive for several days and appear pink. Sun exposure should be avoided and a cooling ice pack can be used to soothe the skin. makeup should not be applied for at least 24 hours, and the skin should be kept moisturized while healing. Some patients may experience mild peeling as the damaged skin cells flake away to reveal smooth skin beneath. The results of laser light therapy for sun damage are long lasting, but to prevent future damage, patients should avoid overexposure to the sun and always wear sunscreen when outside.
To start treating your sun damaged skin, you’ll need to schedule your consultation with laser professional, Adley DaSilva. Adley can examine your skin to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. To schedule your laser therapy appointment in Port St. Lucie, contact our office today.