Summer is here, and we know what that means: the resurgence of pool parties, backyard barbecues, and beach days with your best friends. Memories are made outdoors, where the sun is at its hottest and brightest.
While summertime is the season for fun, it is also the season for sun damage. The sun’s powerful rays can naturally cause the development of wrinkles and fine lines. It can also leave the skin feeling dehydrated and leathery when exposed for too long.
Dermatologists and cosmetic specialists recommend applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and limiting your time in direct sunlight. While these tips can reduce the risk of sun damage, what happens when the damage is already done? Luckily, Beverly Hills Aesthetics offers a variety of treatments to repair your skin and prevent further conditions from developing.
Here are three minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures that we offer our clients!
If you suffer from skin tone unevenness, wrinkles, or photo damage (also known as sun scars), microneedling could be the right choice. This treatment uses a high-tech device made up of an array of fine needles. These needles pierce just below the outer layer of the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. As a result, the appearance of sun damage is reduced within three months of receiving the procedure.
The treatment takes approximately 45-60 minutes for one of our cosmetic specialists to complete, depending on the area being treated. Before it begins, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the skin. This minimizes any discomfort that the microneedling may cause. In terms of recovery time, it takes between one to three days for any swelling, scabbing, or bruising to go down. You may also notice that your skin appears pink or red post-treatment. These aftereffects are entirely normal, and patients can return to their daily lives immediately after the procedure.
Full results develop within three months after the microneedling treatment. It takes the body time to naturally produce new collagen and elastin, improving the skin’s appearance. After this, the results can last for years with the addition of healthy skincare habits.
RED CARPET PEEL
Sunspots can occur when the skin is frequently exposed to the sun. Our red carpet peel, also known as a VI Peel, is a great way to reduce the appearance of these annoying brown spots.
Think of our Red Carpet Peel as a refreshing face mask. As the ingredients seep into the skin, collagen is produced, and the top layer of the skin peels off. This lifting effect reveals the second layer (the dermis), which is made up of fresher skin cells that have not been as impacted by the sun’s rays.
Clients should expect to feel a slight burning sensation for 1-2 minutes during the treatment, and it may feel like a mild sunburn or windburn. The top layer of the skin takes up to three days to fully peel off and for the skin to feel completely back to normal. Our minimally-invasive peel is a great way to ease into the skin repair process.
As a result of our peel, patients’ complexions will look and feel rejuvenated. This is also a procedure that our clients can undergo more than once.
Laser resurfacing is a next-level procedure that uses CO2 lasers to rejuvenate and tighten the face. This procedure uses columns of energy light to bore tiny holes into the skin and accelerates the production of collagen while preventing damage to the top layer of the skin. As a result, damaged skin cells disappear in a puff of mist and are replaced by healthy, tighter ones.
Our cosmetic specialists use a wand-like laser handpiece that keeps the procedure precise and delicate in the skin’s most delicate areas. The procedure erases wrinkles and fine lines, reduces the size of pores, and reverses sun damage without discomfort. The recovery process takes up to 10 days, and the results can last up to five years.
These are just a few procedures we offer to repair sun-damaged skin. You can review more of our offerings here.
Ready to find the treatment that works best for you? Schedule a consultation with us today.