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Which treatment is most effective at repairing sun damage?
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Which treatment to choose to repair sun damage?
   
With so many treatments on the market deciding which treatment will give you the best results can be challenging and very time consuming. Let us help you make the best decision.

If budget or downtime is an issue and the damage is superficial (not something you’ve been covering for years), consider a series of light chemical peels. Generally ranging from $70 to $150 per treatment, light chemical peels performed in a series of 3-6 treatments with minimal downtime (2 to 3 days of redness or light peeling) will improve discoloration and may be all you need to treat your problem. For best results, you should combine the in-office treatments with a professional product to treat uneven skin tone. We recommend iS Clinical White Lightening Serum to give you the best results without irritation.

If waiting several months for results is not fast enough for you and budget is less of an issue, consider a fractional laser such as Fraxel Re:Store. This treatment can resurface sun damaged skin and even out the skin using laser energy that delivers heat deep into the skin and removes damaged skin. Generally ranging from $800 to $1200 per treatment and with 3 to 5 days of downtime (redness, swelling and peeling) this is your go-to laser when treating sun damage.

To treat individual brown spots consider Q-switched Nd: Yag laser which zaps brown spots one by one. Cost varies depending on how many spots you need to treat. The spots will get darker a few days after the treatment and then slough off.

For the ultimate in treatments, consider Fraxel Re:Pair. You need only one treatment to even out the skin tone, texture, smooth deep wrinkles and firm skin. This ablative fractional laser will tighten skin and correct severe damage. Downtime is 7 to 10 days and the cost varies between $2000-$3000.

No matter which treatment you choose, be sure to protect your investment by always using a broad spectrum sunscreen and an exfoliating product to maintain the results. For our wide selection of sunscreens, click here. For out selection of outstanding exfoliators, click here.



Here are a few of our favorites:


MDSolarSciences Mineral Screen Gel SPF30+ NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++ iS Clinical Active Serum Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Face peel
MDSolarSciences Mineral Screen Gel SPF30+ NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention UVA/UVB Sunscreen SPF30/PA+++ iS Clinical Active Serum Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Face peel