Summer Sun Damage? We Have a Smart Solution

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Now that fall is in full force, make sure to give your skin the care and attention it deserves. Unsurprising to most, the summer sun can take a toll on your skin. Over time, prolonged exposure to the sun causes serious damage to our skin and our skin’s make-up. Always an advocate for proper skin care, Dr. Burgess is keen on taking proactive steps when it comes to your skin. With the help of the SmartSkin CO2 Laser, Dr. Burgess can refresh and reinvigorate your sun-worn skin.

What is Sun Damage?

Sun damage results in wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and a leather-like texture. Due to the increase in melanin, small and dark spots known as ‘sun spots’ appear. In addition, over exposure to UV rays damages and breaks down collagen and elastin—weakening and thinning the skin.  What is more, sun damage can also manifest as precancerous and cancerous cells.

Reversing the Damage

One of the most effective ways to reverse moderate to severe damage is with a laser treatment like SmartSkin CO2 Laser. SmartSkin removes damaged skin caused by years of sun exposure and other skin-depleting factors. By delivering controlled pulses to the skin’s surface, SmartSkin’s unique CO2 laser is able to create micro zones of ablation. Moderately damaging the skin, the laser triggers your body’s natural healing process—causing the body to form new skin cells as well as increase the production of collagen and elastin.

What Can You Expect?

  • Fresh & Younger Appearing Skin
  • Improved Skin Texture
  • Softened Lines, Wrinkles, & Creases
  • Smooth & Even Tone

SmartSkin is Smart Skin

As a customizable treatment, Dr. Burgess is able to expertly tailor the procedure to meet your skin’s needs. SmartSkin is the only laser treatment that allows for areas of micro-ablative and standard-ablative facial resurfacing.

What does this mean for you? Dr. Burgess can treat specific characteristics of your skin by adjusting the laser to control the amount of ‘injured’ tissue. Sun damage does not occur uniformly—SmartSkin allows Dr. Burgess to aggressively treat areas of severe sun damage and decrease the laser’s ablativeness for areas with less damage. Settings can be adjusted to meet characteristics such as wrinkle depth or level of discoloration. SmartSkin’s advanced technology even gives Dr. Burgess the ability to take into account your desired downtime.

By repairing the effects of sun damage and reversing signs of aging, SmartSkin CO2 Laser makes a glowing, youthful complexion possible—all while promoting healthy skin! Are you interested in SmartSkin? Revive your summer skin by scheduling a consultation with us at Burgess Plastic Surgery.

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