Countless summers spent soaking up the sun’s rays can take a serious toll on skin. And after years of UV exposure, you may begin to notice more wrinkles, freckles, brown spots & uneven pigmentation, or sagging skin.
The good news is, at Synergy Face & Body, we offer numerous aesthetic procedures & laser treatments to treat a wide range of skin concerns, from wrinkles to uneven skin texture and tone. Many of these procedures treat the same or similar issues, but vary in method, technology, recovery time, and more.
Laser treatments versus broadband light treatments used to treat sun damage in Raleigh
There are a variety oflasers that can help resurface the skin by repairing damage caused by the sun. Laser treatments are great for people who have skin concerns that go deep underneath the surface.
Light treatments, such as broadband light (BBL), offer similar resurfacing results, but with less downtime and other subtle differences that may make it a better option for some patients.
When it comes to knowing how to treat sun damage in Raleigh, the experienced team at Synergy Face & Body has the training and knowledge to help you weigh your options and determine what will best meet your unique goals.
It is also important to note that light-based treatments are best performed in the late fall or winter, when you can more easily avoid sun exposure and you do not have a summer tan anymore.
What does light do to the skin?
There is a wide spectrum of light wavelengths – some of which are extremely beneficial, and others which can be harmful to skin.
Light energy with a shorter wavelength, like X-rays and UV rays, penetrate the skin with ionizing radiation. This can also alter your DNA and cause serious damage.
These rays, including UVA and UVB, are emitted by the sun and are to blame for premature aging, wrinkles, sagging, brown spots, and also skin cancer.
Other wavelengths, on the other hand, like infrared light or LED light, have therapeutic effects on the skin, selectively targeting and removing impurities when focused on a particular area. This light energy can also even reverse some of the visible damage done to the skin by UV rays!
What treatments does Synergy offer to treat sun damage in Raleigh?
The Halo laser by Sciton combines two wavelengths of light (lasers) to give you the best of both worlds: skin resurfacing plus deep collagen stimulation. With Halo laser treatments, we can deliver precisely the wavelengths you need to eliminate signs of aging and damage on your skin.
As the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, Halo’s technology breaks the laser light into many tiny beams. This allows us to keep some skin intact and drastically decreases the healing time when compared with other laser resurfacing treatments.
After just one treatment with our Halo laser, patients can expect to see significant improvement in:
Wrinkles & fine lines
Sun damage & brown spots
Skin texture & tone
Clear & Bright
Also known as the “Baby Halo,” Synergy’s Clear & Bright treatment features the same technology as our Halo laser treatment, but instead utilizes a 1470nm laser wavelength to precisely target and eliminate the signs of sun damage.
One reason our clients love this treatment is because it offers amazing results with far less downtime than Halo. With Clear & Bright, you can achieve noticeable skin rejuvenation with only a few days of social downtime, making it the perfect pre-event treatment!
Our patients who are new to the world of aesthetic laser treatments love the NanoLaserPeel by Sciton. Because this extremely gentle laser treatment instantly removes the top layer of skin to eliminate signs of sun damage and provide beautiful results, it is known as the “weekend peel.”
By creating controlled “wounds” to the skin, we trigger your body’s natural healing response. This signals the skin to form new skin cells and stimulates the production of collagen in the area. After 1 to 2 days of downtime, skin is smooth, glowing, and has noticeably less brown spots and sun damage.
A more aggressive version of the NanoLaserPeel, Sciton’s MicroLaserPeel offers deeper laser skin resurfacing for our clients who are also looking to treat more advanced sun damage in Raleigh.
This state-of-the-art erbium laser removes the outer layers of skin in an extremely safe & precise manner. Much like the NanoLaserPeel, your body goes to work. At this time, it repaires these wounds to the skin with healthy, radiant new skin cells.
Depending on the extent of your skin damage and your goals for treatment, however, we can customize the depth of treatment for even better visible results. Most clients require 1 to 7 days of downtime to allow the skin to properly reduce swelling, peel, and heal.
Broadband Light (BBL)
Similarly to the above lasers, our Forever Young BBL™ device by Sciton also emits focused light energy to treat a range of skin concerns. The key difference between laser treatments & BBL when treating sun damage in Raleigh is how and what wavelengths each device uses to treat the skin.
A laser is a focused, concentrated beam of light, while intense pulsed light (IPL) is multiple wavelengths of light. Lasers treat small areas and are ideal for extremely precise treatment. IPL, on the other hand, shines diffused light over larger surface areas.
IPL delivers less energy than a laser, making it a more gentle treatment option. But don’t let that fool you—our BBL device offers incredible results to our patients.
With BBL in Raleigh, we can dramatically improve the appearance of:
Active acne & acne scars
Age spots & sun damage
Fine lines & wrinkles
Redness & rosacea
Small facial vessels
Interested in laser alternatives? Check out our chemical peels for sun damage!
Come to Synergy Face & Body to treat sun damage in Raleigh!
Frustrated with the appearance of sun damage on your skin? We can help by using advanced laser and light treatments!
If you want to learn about your options, feel free to contact us. You can also schedule a complimentary consultation to determine the best light treatment to address your concerns.