After a summer filled with sunshine, you might notice a few extra wrinkles, dark spots or even a dull, lackluster complexion. If your skin could use a little pick-me-up to get your glow on just in time for fall fun and the holiday season, you might want to think about trying one of these top med spa treatments for sun damage STAT.
1. Laser Treatments
There are so many laser skin treatments to choose from, but if sun spots are your main concern, laser skin rejuvenation or IPL Photofacial could be right up your alley.
Laser skin rejuvenation works by essentially targeting skin discoloration in the skin \from damaging UV rays, causing it to fade or gently peel away over the several days following treatment. The result? You guessed it—the fresh, smooth skin underneath is visible on the surface.
IPL Photofacials work slightly differently. Rather than using 1 specific wavelength, this skin rejuvenation treatment emits different wavelengths of light, which target and destroy unwanted pigmentation such as dark spots from sun exposure.
2. RF Skin Tightening
You might need more than one laser treatment to get your skin looking on-point for fall.
Did you know that the sun can cause sagging skin, too? While it won’t exactly happen overnight, years of accumulated sun exposure can gradually add up to what appears to be sudden skin laxity. Fortunately, there is a nifty med spa treatment called Profound® that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the appearance of sagging skin.
Still, this isn’t a free pass to sunbathe to your heart’s content. Sagging skin and other signs of sun damage can come back with a vengeance with future UV exposure.
3. Dermal Infusion
Looking to treat yourself to more of a pampering glow-up? Dermal Infusion is hella popular right now, offering a three-step process to getting brighter- and more youthful-looking skin. This glamorous facial can treat a variety of skin care woes, including dark spots, lines and wrinkles, rough texture and much more.
Even better still, there are also four types of HydraFacial: the skin brightening, Ultra Hydrating, Pore Clarifying and Vitamin C. So you can choose the one that’s best for your skin for a completely customized experience.
4. Professional-Grade Skin Care
No sun spot treatment would be complete without a proper long-term, professional-grade skin care routine. The right treatment ingredients can help to get rid of brown spots and other signs of sun damage from the inside out by stimulating collagen, repairing your skin’s natural protective barrier and calming the activity of the cells that make pigment in your skin.
Plus, every girl (and guy!) needs a dependable sunscreen. Slather on that SPF every day—even in the cooler months—to keep your skin protected from sun damage, prolonging the results you’ve just worked so hard to achieve.
And hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day, so if you’re not seeing magical results from your new skin care routine overnight, don’t panic. It can take several weeks to see skin care results show up on your skin, but that doesn’t mean they’re not already hard at work below the surface.