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Combat the Harsh Sun with Summer Skin Treatments

Summer Skin Treatments, Philadelphia, PAAs warmer weather approaches, the soothing rays of sunshine can be hard to resist. Natural sunlight is wonderful for providing us with much-needed vitamin D, but it can also cause significant skin damage—either all at once or over the course of several years. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your skin and reduce or even reverse existing sun damage.

If you’re outside often, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends wearing protective clothing and a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30. This means that the Sun Protection Factor should be at least 30, and it should guard against both UVA and UVB rays, two types of harmful ultraviolet light.

If you’d like to start fresh this spring by eliminating sun spots or other skin damage from previous years, our skin rejuvenation procedures can help. These minimally invasive techniques can correct sun damage, plus reduce the visible signs of aging, create a more even skin tone, and remove scars and blemishes. Dr. Glat and our staff will help you select the best methods for your treatment goals and desires.

Chemical Peels – This quick, non-surgical treatment can improve your overall complexion while reducing the visibility of age spots and freckles. In this procedure, a chemical or acidic solution is applied to the skin to remove the topmost layer, revealing the fresher, healthier skin underneath.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing – This fractional CO2 system can treat any or all layers of the skin, ranging from superficial blemishes to deeper dermal excisions and ablation. After this procedure, our patients enjoy a smoother skin texture, more even skin tone, less visible sun damage and age spots, and reduced fine lines.

Fraxel® Laser Resurfacing – This innovative procedure can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring, and sun damage, taking years off your appearance. Thousands of microscopic laser columns stimulate the production of fresh, healthier, smoother skin in a precise treatment area.

Pigment Correction – The VBeam® laser can remove redness associated with scars, rosacea, pigmented lesions, and sun damage, giving your face a more evenly toned appearance. By using a precise combination of cold and heat, this technique comfortably treats the target areas without affecting the surrounding tissues.

For more information on any of these procedures, call our office today at 610-624-3342!

Written by Paul M. Glat, M.D. April 27, 2015

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