Brighten Up Your Complexion
As the days wind down to winter, we are starting to see more and more of what the summer sun has left behind on our skin. Once our summer glow starts to fade, certain reminders of our fun in the sun remain! We see more pronounced sun damage, age spots, and dark pigmentation on our face, chest, hands, etc! Since we are gearing up for the upcoming holiday party circuit, here are some tips on getting rid of all that summer sun damage.
- Invest in a brightening agent-SLSS has a go-to non-hydroquinone brightening agent that once integrated into your skin care regimen, works wonders! We recommend Skin Medica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex twice a day to help break up and erase dark spots. “What’s great about Lytera is it can be used on any part of the body-face, chest, hands, arms, etc. It’s a vital component of my patients’ at home treatment regimens”, says Dr. David Goldberg. Combinations of Vitamin C, B3, Retinol, and brightening agents help to even skin tone and break up the surface pigmentation.
- Consider adding a hydroquinone-For more stubborn pigment, or to kick your response into high gear, we often add hydroquinone into regimens to really tackle pigment. We often have patients add it into their Lytera once a day to really pack a punch in getting rid of dark marks.
- B.E.A.G.G.R.E.S.S.I.V.E—it’s not just something we cheer about, but we are really passionate about how well lasers work for pigmentation. Our favorite go-to is either the IPL or the Q-switched laser . Using different wavelengths of light to help break up and erase pigment, these devices are our tried and true favorites to help clear skin. Not only do they break up pigment, but these fascinating technologies provide an overall healthy glow. Patients often just come for IPL photofacials to brighten and even out skin tone.
These are our 3 steps to achieve glowing, bright skin. By starting with a product regimen for a month or two prior to laser treatment, , it really does help to maximize the effects of the laser and get you the best results at a quicker rate. Now is the time to start thinking about looking your best through the holidays! Call today to schedule your customized consultation with one of our providers and be on your way to your ultimate skin!