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The sun’s warm embrace of your skin in Oregon is a simple pleasure, but prolonged exposure results in damage and premature skin aging. If you’re concerned about wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, or uneven skin tone, we can help you choose the best laser skin treatment for sun damage.

Before choosing a laser treatment, it’s important to understand the options we offer at Jewell Plastic Surgery. Different laser technologies address specific concerns; one type may be better for your skin than another. Laser skin resurfacing, for example, is best for treating rough skin texture, while intense pulsed light (IPL) is a good choice for pigmentation issues.

Even though we often use laser treatments to treat the face, they can also be used on other parts of the body, such as the neck, chest, and arms.

Laser Treatment Options

1. HALO® Laser Skin Resurfacing

HALO is a revolutionary, hybrid laser treatment that combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to address multiple skin concerns in a single treatment. It can target both surface-level sun damage and deeper skin imperfections. HALO creates controlled micro-injuries in the skin, vaporizing surface skin cells to reveal fresh, healthy skin and stimulating collagen production and cell turnover. This results in improved texture, reduced sunspots, and a more youthful appearance. Downtime can vary, but many patients experience minimal recovery time compared to traditional ablative lasers. You can read more about what to expect after laser skin resurfacing in a previous blog post.

2. Forever Young® (BBL)

Broadband Light, or BBL, is an advanced form of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy used to treat sun-damaged skin. This versatile treatment can address many concerns, including redness, pigmentation irregularities, and signs of aging. BBL targets melanin and hemoglobin in the skin, breaking down pigmented lesions and reducing redness. The procedure is relatively quick and requires minimal downtime, making it a popular choice for those with busy schedules.

3. Clear + Brilliant® Complete

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle yet effective laser treatment that addresses early signs of sun damage, such as fine lines, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone. This fractional laser creates micro-injuries to the skin’s surface, prompting the body’s natural healing process. The result is improved skin texture, a more even complexion, and a healthy glow. Clear + Brilliant is a comfortable treatment with minimal downtime, making it suitable for subtle but noticeable improvements.

Remember that sun protection is vital to prevent further damage. After getting a laser treatment for sun-damaged skin, protect your skin by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. The product should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 to block the sun’s UV rays.

Request a Consultation

With summer ending, you may notice the toll of spending long days in the sun. If you’d like to discuss medical spa skincare options to treat skin damage from the sun, call our Eugene, Oregon, office at  (541) 683-3238 or request a consultation.

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