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Repair Sun Damage and Brown Spots with Photofacial and Micro Needling

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As a medical spa in San Francisco we know how important it is for our clients to understand that sun damage from the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun speeds up the aging of your skin and raises your risk of skin cancer. Sun damage also can result in the photo-aging of the skin, age spots, broken capillaries and rosacea. We offer a variety of treatments that can help in the reduction of sun spots and sun damaged skin, ranging from skin rejuvenation in San Francisco, to facials, peels and body treatments.

Below is a list of services that help in treating and erasing sun damaged skin. Click on any link below to learn more about that treatment. Schedule a consultation today to learn which of these treatments will best address your specific concerns. Individual results may vary.

PhotoFacialSM is a series of intense pulsed light treatments that can be performed on the face or body. These dramatically improve the appearance of rosacea, flushing, broken capillaries, sun damaged skin, age spots, skin texture, and certain under eye circles.

Microneedling Skin needling, also called microneedling therapy, is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, stretch marks and sun damage.

Patients who suffer from photo-aging of the skin, or excessive pigmentation will benefit from Pixel® Resurfacing treatments. These treatments can significantly reduce fine lines, especially around the eyes and mouth. It can also improve texture in the upper and lower eyelid. Pixel® treatments can be used on the neck and chest, but are also frequently used to treat sun damaged areas on all parts of the body.

PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) is a treatment which applies Levulan®, a topical photosensitizing agent, to the skin which is then activated with a wavelength or light. PDT effectively treats rosacea, sun damaged skin, minimizes pores and reduces oil glands when used with Blue Light Therapy.

If you suffer from acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, age spots, freckles, stretch marks, fine lines, scars, and rough skin, Microdermabrasion is a great non-surgical exfoliating treatment option. Microdermabrasion treatments include:

  • DermaSweep : a medical grade resurfacing treatment that will smooth skin, minimize pore size, lighten sun damage and refine scars. DermaSweep crystal-free Microdermabrasion uses bristles to sweep away dead cells, a pain free alternative to the traditional crystal devices of the past.
  • HydraSweep : a sustainable alternative to a crystal Microdermabrasion. This is a crystal-free multilayer resurfacing treatment that simultaneously sweeps away dead cells and delivers serums into the skin to target different skin conditions. Great for pigmentation, sensitive skin and sun damage and more.
  • DermaPlaning : an exfoliation treatment to remove fine facial hair and gently exfoliate the skin. Perfect for those with rosacea or sensitive skin.

Chemical Peels are a great choice for treating rough, dehydrated sun-damaged or acne on the face, arms, back, chest, hands, and feet.  Chemical Peels are topically applied acids which create a uniform and controlled exfoliation designed to even out skin discoloration while smoothing and brightening the skin.

The VI Peel is an effective and safe approach to achieving younger looking skin and provides superior results for all skin types. Two to four peels per year, along with proper home care, reverses sun damage, treats hyperpigmentation including melasma, acne and acne scarring, aging skin and rosacea.

Colorescience® is a natural sun block that adheres to and lies on top of the skin surface providing a protective barrier. It has UVB, UVA and Infrared Radiation protection to shield your skin from the harmful rays of the sun to help prevent skin damage, freckling and uneven coloration.

PhotoFacial Elite for Body and for rosacea and redness of the face, is also widely used for the elimination and lightening of sunspots, sun damage, freckles and brown pigment. This can be done on most body parts.

 

Individual Skin Treatment Results May Vary