When it comes to reversing damage to skin caused by the sun, what really works? One doctor has shared his findings.
For those considering reparative laser and light treatments, be sure to do your homework to learn about the facility, doctors, procedure, cost, expected results and downtime. According to Dr. Mitchell Chasin, a cosmetic surgeon and founder of Reflections Center for Skin and Body in New Jersey, his “favorite tools for erasing sun damage” are IPL (intense pulsed light), ruby laser and Fraxel laser treatments.
“All three work to target brown pigments as well as treat some of the ancillary sun-damage symptoms, like fine lines and wrinkles, textural changes and enlarged pores,” he says.
Chasin and his team recommend IPL for brown spots and sun damage, and the ruby laser for sun spots and other pigmentation caused by the sun. The Fraxel works on all types of damage caused by UV radiation, including fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and brown pigmentation.