While some learn to love those tiny brown spots on the tip of the nose, cheeks and shoulders, others look for anything to fade freckled skin. Thankfully, you can lighten unwanted freckles and spots instead of just covering them up with makeup. And, obtaining brighter, smoother, spot-free skin may be easier than you think. At the office of Dr. Mark Bishara we want to educate our patients about proper skin care and help them improve the health and appearance of their skin.
Protect and Prevent
With a medical name like ephelides, it’s no surprise that freckles get a bad rap. While “simple freckles,” the tiny brown spots on your skin you have had since birth, are harmless, lentigines, or “sunburn freckles,” need to be taken more seriously. Usually larger in size, more red in color and with an irregular border, these spots are sure signs of sun damage. No matter how old you were when you first noticed your freckles, sun exposure can only make them darker and greater in number. The easiest way to prevent freckles from forming is by using sunscreen. “I recommend applying sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30,” says New York and Miami dermatologist Fredric S. Brandt, MD. “No product will effectively lighten skin without the use of sunscreen on a daily basis.”
On the Bright Side
Over-the-counter brighteners can help to even out freckles and spots for more evenly toned skin. The SkinCeuticals line of skin care products offers 3 different product categories to: Prevent, Protect and Correct. Many of their products help to reduce the appearance of spots, leaving the skin looking luminous and glowing. For more information on the SkinCeuticals products and to find out the right skin care regimen for your skin type and skin condition please visit their website at www.SkinCeuticals.com. Our office offers the SkinCeuticals skin care line and can also help you choose the right product for you.
For serious long-term freckle fading, laser resurfacing lightens and retexturizes. Unlike chemical peels and microdermabrasion, which just exfoliate, pigment-specific lasers, like the Alma laser systems, specifically destroy pigment in the epidermis and dermis to eliminate discoloration with minimal side effects. Fractional resurfacing lasers poke tiny holes into the skin to deliver a dose of controlled heat to the deeper layers, eliminating freckles from the inside out. Not a laser, but similar in terms of results, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses broadband light to diminish freckles. Not all lasers are alike, so it’s important to diagnose your skin accurately prior to treatment.
Please visit our website at www.MarkBisharaMD.com or call us at (817) 473-2120 for more information.
Are sun spots on your skin becoming unwelcome reminders of aging? Today there are treatments available that can help you get rid of them.
Sun spots usually start appearing after the age of 30 and are common in people with light skin. They start spreading more once you cross 50. Long hours or days spent in the sun during your early years are one of the most likely causes of sun spots.
While sunspots are medically harmless, many people seek to hide sun spots for cosmetic reasons.
Sun spots can occur both in males and females, but women are more likely to opt for a treatment to get rid of them. Today, a wide variety of remedies, including peels and laser therapy, are available to treat sun spots.
Laser treatments are one of the most effective. After the treatment it’s necessary to avoid the sun by wearing protective clothing and using sunscreens in order to prevent these spots from reappearing.
At the office of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Med Spa we want to teach patients about proper skincare and help them regain the healthy skin tone that they desire.
Join us this Fall and Winter for Skin Rejuvenation
- For those who want the best possible results before the holidays, purchase our Ultimate Laser 360 treatment; a combination of Fotofacial, skin tightening and laser resurfacing. $3,000 for 3 treatments or $1,100 for 1 treatment.
- For the time honored effective treatment for sun spots and discolorations, with the added benefit of eliminating broken capillaries, buy a package of 4 IPL Fotofacial treatments and get 2 FREE.
- To help you achieve that perfect glow try out our SkinCeuticals Chemical Peels. Prices range from $100-$250 depending on exact treatment
- Our VI Peel is a facial peel for ALL complexions. It helps improve the appearance of acne, unwanted pigmentation and melasma. It is the only peel of its kind to contain synergistic blend of TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C. It gives great results in as little as one treatment.
- For people who want skin rejuvination with no downtime, smoother and softer skin and a reduction of fine lines tryMicrodermabrasion treatments. Buy 4 for $255
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The Groove Optic hand-piece from Palomar Medical Technologies Inc’s represents a significant improvement in fractional ablative skin resurfacing for users of the firm’s Lux2940 laser systems, according to the company.
The new hand-piece, announced this week, creates a unique, grooved injury pattern on skin that increases ablative tissue coverage while preserving the benefits of fractional approaches, the company stated in a press release. CO2 is no longer the preferred option for physicians seeking single-treatment deep facial skin resurfacing for their patients.
The Groove Optic for the Lux2940 hand piece represents a fractional-ablative approach to deep skin resurfacing that’s high coverage, yet preserves healthy skin, allowing rapid patient recovery and reduced risk discomfort, infection and scarring. Study shows that patients treated with the Groove Optic for facial skin resurfacing reported minimal downtime (an average of 4 days), along with rapid resolution of side effects. Patient feedback from the study indicated that skin felt tighter, looked smoother, wrinkles were reduced and skin had a more natural color and even skin tone.
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