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4 Ways to Minimize Sun Damage with Medical Grade Skincare

With extended sun exposure comes sun damage to your skin. Preventing sun damage through wearing SPF daily and avoiding direct sunlight during peak hours is most effective, but sometimes it is unavoidable. 


What can you do once your skin has already been damaged? This includes:

  • Discoloration and redness
  • Hyperpigmentation & age spots
  • Fine lines or wrinkles
  • Dry, flaky skin 
  • Burst blood vessels


Although some require treatment from a dermatologist, it is possible to reverse specific damage with medical-grade skincare products & treatments. Here are our recommendations. 


Retinols & Retinoids

Retinol topical products are Vitamin A derivatives that increase epidermal cell turnover. The ingredients will work to fight acne, clogged pores, and hyperpigmentation and, over time, will reveal smoother skin texture and appearance. The anti-aging properties can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. 


The best retinol products are medical grade & sold exclusively by skincare professionals. We recommend joining Allergan’s SkinMedica Brilliant Distinctions program, now called Alle, which will allow you to purchase medical-grade skincare online through our website, and earn Alle points to redeem for future product purchases, or in-office treatments including Botox, Juvederm fillers, Diamond Glow facial treatments, and SkinMedica Illuminize, Vitalize, and Rejuvenize medical grade chemical peels. 


Medical Grade Chemical Peels

Another method that we recommend to minimize the appearance of sun damage is through medical-grade chemical peels administered by a licensed skincare professional. These peels will remove the surface layer of dead skin cells and hyperpigmentation, to reveal a layer of younger, healthier cells. 


The depth of this treatment varies between superficial, medium, or deep, according to your skin’s level of damage and your goals. Frequently administered as a series of treatments, repeated chemical peels can take decades off your skin. Check out our chemical peel before/after gallery


Diamond Glow Facials – formerly known as Dermal Infusion

Dermal Infusion – Diamond Glow facials are administered as an individual treatment, or in a series, by a skincare professional and take the skin through 3 steps of exfoliation, extraction, & serum infusion. Diamond Glow provides a physical exfoliation with the use of a diamond tip pen to exfoliate & extract impurities from clogged pores. It then infuses one of five custom serums based on your skin’s needs which is determined by your medical aesthetician.


Fresh Medical Aesthetics in Plymouth, MA, specializes in medical-grade skincare treatments & products. To begin your skincare journey, book a free consultation with one of our team members, or shop our online store. Fresh Medical Aesthetics carries the full line of SkinMedica and Elta MD sunscreens in-office for purchase, as well as SkinMedica online with free two-day shipping – show today. 

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