Sciton Broad Band Light (BBL-IPL) photo facials, Forever Young BBL and laser skin resurfacing using Micro Laser Peel (MLP) are the most successful treatments for treating sun damaged skin. Other effective treatments we offer at Montana Medical Aesthetics Clinic are Microdermabrasion/DermaSweep with a light chemical peel, The Perfect Peel, and Microneedling with Rejuvapen. Medical grade skin care products and sunscreen are available and essential in protecting your newly rejuvenated skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
BBL causes the pigment to come to the surface and resembles “coffee grounds” these intentionally damaged skin cells flake off within a few days and a more even tone is achieved. Although results can be seen with even one treatment, most people require 3 or more treatments if the damage to the skin is more extensive. BBL can be used on any sun damaged skin and is commonly used on the face, neck, decollete, arms, shoulders and legs.
Preventing Skin Damage from the Sun
You can enjoy the benefits of the sun without harmful effects by observing a few important but not always commonly observed practices.
Use UVA and UVB approved sunscreen of at least SPF 30
-Use sunscreen containing zinc oxide
-Apply sunscreen liberally to all exposed body areas
-Wait at least 15 minutes after sunscreen application before sun exposure
-Avoid sun exposure between 11 AM and 2 PM
-If swimming use a waterproof sunscreen and reapply
-Wear a UV protective broad rimmed hat
-Wear UVA and UVB certified protective sunglasses
-Apply UVA and UVB lip balm
-Minimize exposure periods to the sun
-Avoid the use of tanning beds
Excellent sunscreen products are available at Montana Medical Aesthetics Clinic. We stock Colorescience and EltaMD. There is a variety of sunscreens for all skin types. Stop in and see which would be best for you.