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A range of non-laser light sources are used to target red and brown discoloration of the skin and to deliver heat into the skin at negligible downtime. Collagen production is minor.
Highly variable degrees of diminished facial, neck and chest redness, reduction of brown spots (sun spots), and firmer skin.
Daily use of sunscreen.
Daily use of sunscreen. Your normal skin care regimen can be resumed the night of the treatment.
4-8 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart.
Several months to a year.
Recent tan, skin types that never burn (including Mediterranean and Asian skin), isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past 6 months, history of phenol peel.
Sunburn-like redness for less than 24 hours