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What Can I Do to Combat Summer Sun Damage?

Now that the kids are back in school and summer is officially over, it might be the ideal time to start a new skin care routine. The combination of at-home skin care products with in-office treatments can be a perfect way to erase summer sun damage.

One of the most popular in-office treatments is called BroadBand Light™, or BBL. BBL uses energy from visible light to treat brown and red discolorations. While you might know that BBL treatments “get rid of brown spots,” did you know that regular, continued BBL treatments also stimulate collagen production? This is probably the best reason to do at least three BBL treatments every year.

If you are considering BBL treatments, please be aware that you should not have a tan or use any self-tanning products in the treatment area for at least three weeks prior to the treatment. BBL treatments can feel warm, but they do not generally have downtime. You can also wear makeup after a BBL session, making it an ideal treatment for a busy lifestyle.

For enhanced results, BBL treatments can also be combined with chemical or laser peels and dermaplaning. If you have any questions about how to combat summer sun damage, please feel free to call us for a complimentary consultation!

Amy Nelson, Licensed Aesthetician