About Sun Damage Photofacials
When you are concerned about how your skin looks because of dark spots or sun damage, OneSkin Dermatology can perform a skin examination at our Chambersburg, PA office to determine if you'll benefit from a sun damage photofacial. A sun damage photofacial is a rejuvenating skin treatment for adults with hyperpigmentation concerns on their neck and face. A photofacial is a noninvasive process that can be highly effective and create impressive outcomes. Board-certified dermatologist Rachel Day, M.D. uses intense pulses of light energy that raise the temperature of the skin cells to start the natural healing process and increase the production of collagen. In time, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with an improved skin tone and fewer spots.
"I was so nervous and self conscious about going to the dermatologist for the first time and both Dr. Day and her staff were amazing! Dr. Day was super kind and easy going and professional which made the visit a wonderful experience. I love how thorough she is and how she takes time to explain information to you to make sure you understand. Highly recommend her for your dermatologic needs!"- H.R. / Google / Jun 26, 2020
"Dr. Day is very professional and makes you feel comfortable. Staff were helpful and all were following precautions due to Covid-19. Will return and refer others!"- M.N. / Google / Oct 30, 2020
"Absolutely love oneskin dermatology and dr day and her entire staff!! I went in feeling horrible about my skin and In tears everyone in the office was wonderful caring and non judgmental. They got me in for my first apt the next week and dr day spent an hour with me herself literally holding my hand as I cried and said I didn’t know what else to do with my skin. I had severe rocasea that had never been diagnosed along with some hormonal acne going on which had scarred my skin . They are so caring there and my skin has done a 180 in a few short months. Never met a more caring dr or team she has there if anyone is reading this and in need of a wonderful dermatologist and staff there is no better place to go. The compassion and treatment you receive is beyond amazing. Thank you dr day and your incredible team for all your treatment mentally and skin wise you have given me so much confidence back look forward to my next treatment with you soon."- S.H. / Google / Oct 29, 2020
"My wife and I both had first time appointments recently. We arrived prior to appointment time and were pleasantly welcomed by the receptionist. We completed our paperwork in a clean and brightly lit reception area. Shortly after arrival we were shown to a room where Dr. Day and her nurse practitioner introduced themselves and began a complete exam for any evidence of skin cancer. During the exam, and after, Dr. Day offered advice on skin care as well as some skin care products. We found both Dr. Day and the entire staff pleasant, proficient, and professional."- W.L. / Google / Oct 27, 2020
"I highly recommend OneSkin Dermatology. Dr. Day is very friendly, answered my questions and spent as much time as needed with me. I never felt rushed or dismissed. Dr. Day removed an abnormal mole and sent it away for a biopsy. She personally called with the result (which was a positive result!) within a few days. Her staff is very helpful and friendly. The office is beautiful too!"- L.B. / Facebook / Oct 05, 2020
A photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to correct several complexion problems (particularly brown lesions and sun spots) with minimal or no recovery time. The best candidates for these treatments at OneSkin Dermatology will have many issues with their complexion, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, visible pores, redness, melasma, sun and age spots, or dilated capillaries. Dr. Day will examine your complexion to determine if you will benefit from a photofacial during your initial consultation.
A sun damage photofacial can be completed at our office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our treatment rooms. To prepare for the photofacial, your aesthetician will wash and dry your skin before protecting your eyes with special shields. The photofacial is performed using a handheld wand that will pass over the skin while emitting laser energy pulses. While many patients may have mild discomfort throughout the photofacial, it's usually bearable given the speed of the treatment.
What to Expect
There usually is no significant recovery time with a photofacial treatment, but you may leave our office with a little redness and swelling. This will subside naturally in a few hours, but you can apply cosmetics to mask it if you prefer. OneSkin Dermatology suggests you apply a cream to the treated skin to minimize any irritation and promote healing. You can also take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory to help decrease swelling. Over the next 2 – 5 days, the blemishes under the skin will rise to the surface and then flake away. It is necessary to apply sunscreen to your skin as often as possible after a photofacial treatment and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you will have some improvements after your first treatment, you will attain ideal results with multiple photofacial treatments. Rachel Day, M.D. suggests most patients get 3 – 6 sessions done monthly at OneSkin Dermatology.
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Even if you didn't think much about your skin's health when you were young, during the aging process, skin damage, hyperpigmentation, and other irregularities may become visible. We encourage you to find out more about sun damage photofacial treatments by contacting our Chambersburg, PA office and making an appointment for a skin assessment with Dr. Day. With sun damage photofacial treatments at OneSkin Dermatology, we can reach the deeper layers of skin to help give you a radiant glow and a healthy complexion.