Category: Sunspots & Freckles

Can Microdermabrasion Be Used for Sun Damage?

Can Microdermabrasion Be Used for Sun Damage?

Sunburn. Everybody gets it, some more than others. It seems like such an innocent thing, but even a mild sunburn inflicts sun damage to your skin. Should it concern you? Can it be corrected? Let’s find out.

The Dangers of Sun Damage

According to, “Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the [U.S.] and worldwide.” It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70. Having just 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk. Aside from the potential to develop cancer, sun damage is also responsible for:

  • Faster aging, especially on the face
  • Skin texture changes
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • More rapid appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles

With sun damage being behind the more than 9,500 cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States daily, skin health and sun damage treatment (plus prevention) has never been more important.

Repairing Sun Damage

There are many options for repairing sun damage. Microdermabrasion is an aesthetic treatment. It works by removing the outermost skin layer and thereby encouraging the body to produce new healthy, vibrant skin. While it could potentially be useful for minor sun damage, a combination of aesthetic and deeper targeted laser treatments can provide more beneficial results for other cases.

We often use BBL and Halo to reverse the visible effects of sun damage. In some cases, laser and microdermabrasion can be used in combination to revitalize the skin.

Prevention and Maintenance

Detecting and treating sun damage is an essential step to healthier, more youthful skin. Preventing further damage and maintaining your results is another. Sun exposure can age your skin prematurely, which is why something as seemingly simple as sunscreen is vital to preserving the health and youthfulness of your skin.

At Dermacare, we specialize in using some of the most cutting-edge, non-invasive technology for repairing sun damage. Our medical experts are well versed in the most beneficial aesthetic treatments, as well as the products and schedules available for maintaining your desired results. Keeping your skin healthy and young is our passion. What sun damage or skincare questions can we answer for you?

5 Ways MedSpa Treatments Improve Skin Health

5 Ways MedSpa Treatments Improve Skin Health

MedSpas offer a variety of treatments and products designed and clinically proven to improve many skin conditions. At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, we are a MedSpa equipped to treat acne, rosacea, dry or dehydrated skin, sun damage, pigmentation issues, and fine lines and wrinkles. Our treatments can cosmetically improve your skin and make you look younger, but they’re far more than just cosmetic. MedSpa treatments can improve skin health.

MedSpa vs. Day Spa

MedSpas are set apart from day spa treatments by technology. Dermacare is unique thanks to the variety of lasers and light-based treatments that we offer and how they can improve the overall skin health. We carry advanced technologies, such as lasers, fillers, Botox, and medical-grade skincare products.

One of the many lasers we offer is the Sciton Forever Young BBL. It’s a revolutionary laser system that targets skin imperfections at a cellular level. It can improve skin health and provides major short-term and long-term benefits.

#1: Treatment of Common Skin Concerns

Who doesn’t like accomplishing two things at once, especially when it’s effortless? That’s what MedSpa treatments like Forever Young BBL can do for you.

Not only can Forever Young repair damaged skin, but it can also offer age-defying benefits. The broadband light treatment safely and precisely treats numerous skin conditions, and it doesn’t matter where the skin is affected. Forever Young can be used anywhere on the body to treat common skin conditioning including:

  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage
  • Sun spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Facial veins

#2: Anti-Aging Benefits

The Forever Young treatment specifically targets skin cells and alters the expression of the genes associated with the aging process to closely mimic the look and feel of younger skin. But that’s not the only treatment we offer with anti-aging benefits. Almost all of our services contribute to skin rejuvenation in different ways.

Your skin’s health – everything from its immune system to the amount of damage it has endured over the years – shows. MedSpa treatments are not merely cosmetic because the most ideal results and anti-aging benefits are achieved by improving and maintaining skin health.

#3: Anywhere, Anytime

Forever Young BBL is effective on all body areas, and it’s not the only treatment capable of generating results. It’s often used to treat the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. A consultation with one of our specialists is necessary to determine your candidacy for this procedure. During your consultation, we’ll assess your goals and recommend the best treatments for achieving them.

#4: No Surgery, No Downtime

Most of our MedSpa treatments are non-invasive and require limited to no downtime. In most cases, our patients can carry on with their daily activities after most procedures.

#5: Long-Lasting Results

Further studies conclude that patients with regular Forever Young BBL treatments see long-lasting results. These studies also include patients who were treated more than 10 years ago!

Each of our treatments generates lasting results in various ways, but much of the success of maintaining visible improvements with MedSpa treatments depends on consistent and correct skincare at home. Your esthetician is trained to select the products that will most benefit your skin and advise you on how to maintain your results between visits.

Let’s talk skincare! Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

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The Story Behind Image Skincare

In 2003, the Image Skincare brand was born. The products were created by an aesthetician and formulated by a plastic surgeon. This partnership of experts know skin inside and out.

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Treat Uneven Skin Tones During Cooler Weather

Cooler Weather Is the Perfect Time to Treat Uneven Skin Tones

Summer is always a highlight. It’s when the kids are on break and families plan fun vacations and trips. But the summer sun can take a toll on your skin. Sun can damage your skin and cause uneven skin tones and discoloration that become more visible as you age. The colder winter months can rapidly become an additional yearly highlight because they are the perfect time to treat uneven skin tones and correct unwanted discoloration.

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