One of the best things about spring in Savannah is that once the sun comes out, the winter clothing comes off.
For some that may not be a big deal. But for others, the very thought of all that exposed skin sends them running for the nearest sweat suit.
But take heart. Even though spring is just a few weeks away, you’ve still got time to get your skin looking its best. Remember, though, that your goal shouldn’t be to look super-model perfect – your goal should be to do what you need to feel confident enough to show your skin and enjoy spring to the fullest.
So here are some of the most common skin complaints we hear, and some of the newer procedures that can help you.
AGE SPOTS & SUN DAMAGE
There’s just no hiding from the Savannah sun. Not only does it shine a bright light on our “flaws,” but sometimes it makes them even worse – like with age spots and sun damaged skin. (Word of advice: be sure to wear a good sunscreen on any part of your skin that is exposed to the sun, and reapply often.)
Today, there are several laser procedures that will give you great results in helping to get rid of age spots and sun damage, including the NewSurge KTP and PicoSure lasers. These procedures, in particular, are revolutionary in their technology to get rid of age spots and sun damage, and will help you get the skin you want in a relatively short amount of time.
Spider veins are those small, colored veins located close to the surface of your skin. They are typically located on your legs and thighs, as well as on your face and neck.
Most people seek treatment for spider veins for cosmetic reasons, but when located on the legs, spider veins can also cause aching, heaviness, itching, and night cramps. Certain factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity, age, pregnancy, hormonal factors, weight gain, prolonged sitting or standing, and trauma to the area. Once upon a time, there wasn’t much you could do to get rid of spider veins, but not any longer. A new laser treatment using the NewSurg KTP emits an intense beam of light to the problem area to eliminate vascular lesions like spider veins.
At least in the wintertime, it’s easier to hide an unwanted tattoo. If you have a tattoo that you’d prefer no one sees, there’s never been a better time to get rid of it for good than now. New technology in the form of the PicoSure® laser makes tattoo removal faster, less painful, and more affordable. Using picosecond technology, the PicoSure laser will remove even the most complicated tattoo in fewer treatments than the older technology.
So go ahead and get excited about spring! We’ll be here to help you look your best.
Dermatology Associates offers a full spectrum of leading edge medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services from offices in Savannah and Vidalia