What are my options to treat sun damage?
SHarper Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery proudly offers laser treatments and chemical peels to help address sun damage such as brown spots, freckles, melasma (pregnancy mask), redness, broken capillaries and more! Our experts will perform a thorough analysis which will include the number of expected treatments needed, realistic expectations as well as any post care instructions.
What can I expect the day of my laser treatment?
Our staff will go through what to expect the day of treatment as well as the days to weeks post treatment. We are happy to answer any questions that you have, and will make sure to follow up with you post treatment. The laser often feels like a hot rubber band snap and will create a sunburn like sensation in your skin that will typically last 30 minutes to a few hours. You are able to apply makeup post treatment, but you will need to avoid direct sun exposure for the next few weeks.
What can I expect after the laser treatment?
Dark spots will turn darker and then flake off or fade. Redness and broken capillaries may subside, temporarily get darker and then lighter, or slightly bruise post-treatment.
What areas can be treated?
We can treat sun damage virtually anywhere on the body.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically it takes 2-3 treatments to obtain full desired results. We recommend scheduling your treatments 3-6 weeks apart.