End Your Summer with Beautiful Skin September 22, 2016 coleaesthetics Summer may be nearly over, but the toll all that fun in the sun took on your skin will linger on. The good news is you don’t have to take the sun damage lying down. At Cole Aesthetic Center, we have the skin treatments you need to reverse that damage and end the season with the same beautiful skin you started with. No matter what your concerns might be, there is a professional treatment (or two!) to address them. Brown Spots and Freckles Sun exposure does more than burn the skin – it can lead to the appearance of brown spots and freckles on the sun-exposed areas of the skin. If brown spots are interfering with your complexion, there are treatment options to help them disappear from view. At Cole Aesthetic Center, we typically recommend broadband light therapy for this purpose, although laser resurfacing or chemical peels can also reduce their appearance while treating other concerns at the same time. Spider Veins Spider veins don’t just plague our legs, they can also appear on the face. These visible lines can be the result of sun exposure, which is why you might see a few of them pop up at the end of the summer season. Spider veins are no match for broadband light therapy, which zaps the vessels and causes them to coagulate so they collapse and disappear from view. Treatments take 30 minutes or less to complete and there is no downtime after the procedure. Fine Lines Sun exposure can deplete your body’s collagen supply, which can lead to skin laxity and the appearance of fine lines. If you are noticing your face is looking a little older at the end of the summer season, we have plenty of treatment options to smooth away those telltale lines. Injectable treatments specifically target the lines to create a smoother appearance. Laser resurfacing and chemical peels remove outer skin layers while stimulating new collage production for a younger look that is both natural and long-lasting. Skin Laxity If collagen loss has led to loose skin, Cole Aesthetic Center offers two different treatments to firm up that facial profile and achieve a more youthful look. SkinTyte uses powerful pulses of light delivered underneath the skin’s surface to tighten up the underlying tissue and firm up the outer dermal layers. The stimulation of collagen production with this treatment also ensures long-lasting skin firmness. Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler containing poly-L-lactic acid, which also stimulates collagen production for a firmer look that lasts two years or longer. In addition to effectively addressing skin laxity, Sculptra gives your complexion a healthy glowing appearance. A Dull Complexion Once the summer color fades, you may start to notice your complexion has lost more than its rosy glow. Skin tone may seem a bit lifeless, making you look more tired and older than you feel. You can brighten up that dreary appearance with skin rejuvenation procedures like the MicroLaser peel or the Fresh Peel that perk up your skin and rejuvenate the complexion. A HydraFacial treatment is also a great way to exfoliate and hydrate your skin after all of that fun in the sun. While protecting your skin from the sun is always the first choice, we can still get to the end of the season with skin that is looking less than its best from all that exposure to the sun’s powerful UV rays. Fortunately, there are plenty of effective ways to reverse that damage before fall arrives so you can greet the new season in style. To learn more about treatments options available at Cole Aesthetic Center, contact our office today at 360.613.2600.