Say Good Bye to Summer, and Hello to a New You!

Summer is almost over, and 2020 can’t be in our rearview mirrors fast enough! We have sacrificed immensely this year from our children’s education, our jobs, canceling vacations, etc. We all want to return to “normal.” Not sure about you, but I have spent extensive time out by the pool after work and on the weekends. This excessive sun exposure, combined with the many years of UV ray damage, can cause premature aging of your skin. From hyperpigmentation, brown and red spots, rhytids, aka the dreaded wrinkles, and thin crepey skin, these spark the question: how should I protect and correct these changes?

How can you protect your skin? First, future skin damage prevention always includes using SPF 50+ generously and frequently applied to sun-exposed areas. Wearing wide-brimmed hats and appropriate clothing prevents the damaging rays from reaching your skin. Altering your outdoor activities to times when the UV index is lower will also help reduce exposure to the sun’s harmful rays!

How can you correct your skin? Well, the first secret to treatment is proper hydration and moisturizing, but these work up to a point. Bleaching creams are an alternative, but results are not consistent, and skin discoloration usually persists. What can help to reverse damage in aged skin? Laser therapies! Receiving laser treatments can focus on the hyper-pigmented “spots” by targeting the melanin and hemoglobin within the skin layers causing the pigment changes. Laser therapy can also help smooth out the wrinkles of sun-damaged skin. This is done by targeting the layer of skin that will enable and promote future collagen production, ultimately helping to revitalize damaged skin.

So, call us today to schedule a consultation for your “3 for Me” laser treatment.  What is “3 for Me?” “3 For Me” is a laser treatment program designed to target both the skin’s pigment changes and increase collagen production. We will create a personalized skin maintenance or “hygiene” program for each patient to maintain continued success! We all need a “break” from 2020, and what better way than to treat yourself to look and feel better. Mention this blog during your treatment and receive a free Elta MD Sport SPF 50!!!

Let us help you feel more confident and retain your youthful appearance!

 

 

Author
Dr. Frank Mazza Dr. Mazza has been a Houston resident since 1979. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and he went on to earn his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He completed his family practice residency at the Memorial Southwest Family Practice residency program. Dr. Mazza has often been recognized as a favorite local family physician in Texas Monthly magazine and other publications. Some of Dr. Mazza’s favorite hobbies include reading, sports, and music. He and his wife are proud parents of three daughters.

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