With summertime comes outdoor fun, and that means being out in the sun. Hopefully, you experienced the glory of the sun’s rays with sunscreen, sunglasses, and a chic wide-brimmed hat, but did you know that even these precautions don’t mean you’re 100% protected from sun damage? In addition to the sun damage of summers gone by, even the miniscule damage caused by tiny amounts of sun from a dash from the house to the car or hauling your beach umbrella to the sand sans sunblock can add up over time. That means when autumn does finally roll around – hopefully after plenty of blissful summer relaxation – your skin may not look as fresh or as youthful as it did in the spring.
So what’s a safe sun worshipper to do when the glow is gone?
When our clients come to us for a little post-summer skin refreshment, we often recommend laser resurfacing as a great way to regain beautiful texture and youthfulness. Specifically, we suggest laser resurfacing with the Deep FX and Active FX Fractional CO2 treatment from Lumenis. This is a non-invasive procedure that uses an incrementally adjustable high-energy beam of light that penetrates deep into the skin to stimulate the formation of new collagen, giving the skin greater support and elasticity.
Deep and Active simply refer to the setting strength. We like Active FX Fractional CO2 treatments for post-summer skin care and rejuvenation because it’s a great pick me up. There isn’t a lot of downtime or aftercare to interrupt your busy fall schedule, and significant results may be seen after just one treatment. The more intensive Deep FX Fractional CO2 treatments are similar, but target the deeper collagen and help with collagen re-modeling and stimulation, allowing your skin to repair itself internally. The Deep FX treatments come with slightly more downtime, but the results are even more stunning after a summer spent in the sun.
What kind of results can you expect? After a summer of fun that was less than skin-friendly, both Deep FX and Active FX Fractional CO2 treatments can reduce and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark brown spots, and other skin irregularities, whether they were caused by this summer’s sun or the sun of years past. The loyal patients at our practice say they love how laser resurfacing restores a more youthful appearance to skin that’s been sunkissed.
Whether you’ve spent this summer lounging on the beach or playing on the golf course, sunning yourself pool side or even inside at work, the stronger sun of summer can and does take its toll on your skin. But sun damage doesn’t have to become a life sentence! Active FX and Deep FX Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing treatments are here to undo the damage and promote long-term rejuvenation so you can be your most beautiful you this autumn.