You love soaking up the sun; it’s the California way, after all!
But you’re not exactly thrilled with what years of spending time in the sun has done to your skin. Whether you have sun spots or have noticed more wrinkles and fine lines, you’ve got one question on your mind:
“How can I reduce sun damage on my hands, legs, and arms?”
Reducing Sun Damage with the Fraxel Laser
At Total Dermatology, we recommend the Fraxel Laser as the best treatment for sun damage on different body areas, like the hands, legs, and arms.
The Fraxel Laser is highly effective at reducing signs of sun damage because it combines two different wavelengths; one acts as a gentle exfoliant on the skin’s surface, while the other creates micro-channels within the skin to trigger collagen production. With these two lasers combined, clients are able to see results a lot faster. And those results are exciting: with just a few treatments, skin will be smoother, clearer, and free from more obvious signs of sun damage.
But speaking of results, when can you expect to see them?
When to Expect Results
Each Fraxel Laser treatment takes about 20 minutes to perform; most patients can expect to need about two to three procedures to see results. The average patient can expect to see results about two to three weeks after each procedure, with final results visible about four to six weeks after the final treatment.
To maintain your results, we recommend wearing a high SPF sunscreen to further prevent sun damage on your hands, legs, and arms.
I had my 1st of three fraxel laser treatments 4 days ago. I was very apprehensive since I had heard that it could be painful. The nurses and medical staff were very accepting of my nervousness and answered all my questions concerning the procedure, which helped me to relax. Dr. Pilest was very gentle and watched my face for signs of discomfort. He would work around sensitive areas on my face when I showed signs of pain, coming back to those areas later for short bursts of laser. The staff made sure I was well informed concerning after care and what to expect. I have to say, one of the most professional offices I’ve ever seen. I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 30+ years… so I know of what I speak. Highly recommended!
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about how the Fraxel Laser can help minimize signs of sun damage? Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today. (949) 727-3800