Summer is the time of the year when most people take a break from work and their daily routines to recharge their batteries and create unforgettable memories. It’s the perfect time for weekend getaways and long outdoor afternoons, enjoying sunlight and warm weather. Unfortunately, your skin can also make memories during summer if you are not careful enough—and these are not as healthy and aesthetic as your pics at the beach.
Direct sun exposure can have permanent consequences on your skin, and at Keys Med Spa, we are aware of that. People all over Florida are constantly exposed to sunlight during the summer months, so we offer cutting-edge laser treatments that can make these unpleasant skin memories fade away.
Why Does the Sun Damage My Skin?
Your skin has many functions, and one of them is to protect you from the detrimental effects of UV radiation. However, if you are directly exposed to sunlight for too long or during inappropriate hours, your skin cannot tolerate the intensity of the UV radiation. When your skin gets tanned, it is actually defending itself from sunlight, but once it starts showing signs of inflammation—typically redness and pain, it has already suffered damage.
During summer, sun exposure is almost inevitable. Most people are aware these days of the importance of using sunscreen, but sometimes we can find ourselves in situations where we cannot avoid unprotected sun exposure. If this happens too often, you will eventually start noticing sunspots and other pigment alterations in your skin.
Is It Possible to Reverse the Damage?
If you have already detected these pigment alterations, don’t worry. Different laser treatments can help you recover your unspotted and radiant skin in little time. At Keys Med Spa, we offer those patients concerned about their skin appearance the Lumecca Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology. This laser therapy is one of the most effective technologies available and achieves impressive results in only a few sessions.
What Is Lumecca IPL?
Lumecca is the most powerful IPL device available. IPL technology uses light to target and heat to destroy any pigmentation that differs from the skin tissue surrounding it. Once these cells are destroyed, your own body eliminates the fragments, and the pigmentation disappears.
After evaluating and trying different devices, our center director Dr. George Peterson chose the latest model of the Lumecca IPL device for his patients in Key West, FL. He found Lumecca offers many advantages over other IPL treatment options, including:
- Lumecca delivers three times more energy directly to discolorations than other alternatives in the market. This power boost allows significant results even in the first treatment session.
- This extra power also means fewer treatments. While other devices require three to five sessions to deliver noticeable results, Lumecca provides amazing skin transformations in just two.
Besides sun damage, Lumecca can also effectively treat age spots, spider veins, rosacea, poikiloderma, and freckles.
Schedule Your Laser Treatment in Key West, FL Today!
If you have enjoyed a fantastic summer, it may be a good idea to visit a trusted doctor to evaluate whether your skin has suffered negative consequences. Please contact us or call (305) 587-9183 to schedule your consultation with board-certified Dr. George Peterson and his expert team. Your skin won’t regret it!