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Repair Sun-damaged Skin with a Laserfacial

treatments for sun-damaged skin in Arizona

This story truly starts at the beginning...

It begins innocently enough: kids hanging out out the beach, lake or pool. From there, we get older and visit Hawaii, Cancun and the Bahamas. And for a lot of us, we dream of retiring under a straw umbrella and soaking in the rays. But over the course of time, the sun can do us some damage — especially those that freckle and burn easily.

Enter Laser and Light Treatments for Sun-Damaged Skin

Sun-damaged skin causes uneven skin pigmentation in addition to premature lines and wrinkles. Lasers, such as the laserfacial, and light treatments, work by targeting affected skin cells to trigger faster skin cell regeneration.

Which Treatment is Right For Me?

Your natural skin tone is one of the deciding factors in determining whether a laser or light treatment will be best to correct your sun-damaged skin. The extent of the sun damage is also crucial in determining what kind of treatment will provide you with the best results.

What Other Treatments Do You Offer for Sun-Damaged Skin?

We offer a variety of laser treatments, including the Clear+Brilliant laser peel treatment and Fraxel laser resurfacing. Both treat hyperpigmentation associated with sun damage and can address other concerns such as enlarged pores. Our team will evaluate your skin and discuss your medical history and needs to determine which treatment will give you the best results.

Is All Sun Damage Treatable With Lasers and Light?

If your sun-damaged skin appears suspicious, we recommend that you see a dermatologist prior to receiving any cosmetic treatments from our team. Suspicious lesions can be benign, but some are cancerous or precancerous and should be evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist. If you require a referral, we are happy to provide you with one.

Are Other Treatment Options Available?

In addition to lasers and light treatments for sun-damaged skin, we also provide patients with chemical peels, microneedling, and skin care products such as brighteners.

How to Care for Sun-Damaged Skin After Treatment

All patients, regardless of skin condition or treatments, should use sun protection daily. We live in the Arizona desert, making us more vulnerable to advanced sun damage. All patients should use high-quality sunscreen with a high-SPF to protect against harmful UV-rays that speed up the aging process and increase the risk of skin cancer.

Sun protection is even more important for anyone receiving a skin treatment such as a laserfacial treatment. The lasers and lights are designed to reveal a new, fresh layer of skin. This skin is especially vulnerable to UV-damage. Patients are encouraged to avoid direct sunlight, wear protective clothing and wide-brimmed hats, and apply sunscreen daily, reapplying hourly.

Other postprocedural care instructions will be provided based on the type of treatment you receive. You may be prescribed a home care regimen to help speed along your results or protect your skin from further sun damage.

1Individual results may vary. 2All manufacturer claims, in regards to the benefits, process, length/effectiveness of treatments, how soon you'll see results or heal, or claims of minimal side effects such as minor redness or mild discomfort or no downtime, are provided by the pharmaceautical manufacturers as part of their guidelines in promoting their product and are backed by case studies/peer-reviewed publications and are published on their individual websites. 3Testimonials are the opinions of real clients that wanted to provide them and express their opinion to others. When written, the only editing done was to fix minor grammatical/syntax errors and/or to truncate extended testimonials that, while nice, went a bit long. Video testimonials are unedited. 4Treatments and services that are time-related (such as fees per a "20 minute session") are rooted in the fact that most appointments (i.e. the historical average amount of time required to complete most areas we treat) take that amount of time; however, it may be recommended or advised or necessary that more than one session time is required to achieve whatever affect you're looking for (such as someone wanting to treat many areas of their body vs someone simply wanting to treat their hands). A quick consultation in our office will provide you the exact time required to treat whatever you wish since treatment areas have a direct impact on time required to treat such areas. 5Superlatives, when describing services/products, are manufacturer claims and, in the end, it's your opinion as to what service/product is right/effective/best for you. 6Internal comparison claims comparing one technology to another (such as stating that a new product is x% better than the previous model, similar to how a 2023 model vehicle has many advances/improvements over a 2010 vehicle), when comparisons are done within the same company's lineup, are the manufacturer's statement-of-fact and reflect the latest science and/or breakthrough that, when released as a product, is the best/most effective at the time within their own product lineup — they are not claims comparing their product against other manufacturers' products. 7Videos, which we have chosen to add links to on our website, are either local television coverage pieces or third-party videos that we feel are great for learning and gaining an overview of the process of several services we offer; but third-party videos (e.g. those in the public domain, such as YouTube) in no way should be construed as an endorsement of Ultra Smooth Skin and/or our services specifically. They are meant as an awareness tool to help you decide upon common treatments provided by Ultra Smooth Skin and medspa providers nationwide. Some videos are produced by the pharmceutical manufacturers and others are by service providers, while still others are television appearances by Lisa Williams, the owner of Ultra Smooth Skin. 8Time is accurate as certain procedures have a fixed-length time of treatment per area. 9At our locations. 10Data on file at manufacturer.