Your Perfect Tan Wasn’t So Perfect After All

(As featured in ICON Magazine Dec 2015)
When you were younger, did you and friends spend hours at the beach in pursuit of the perfect tan? Can you recall entire, toasty afternoons basting yourself in baby oil while your skin glistened in the summer sun’s radiance? Might you even have ‘MacGyvered’ together a reflector of cardboard and aluminum foil to bounce the searing light straight into your youthful face? Ulp. Well, what you didn’t suspect then – but surely know now – was that your devoted sun worship would come back to bite you.

Indeed, you will likely bear the consequences of these carefree (and SPF-free) days: a little redness on the cheeks, perhaps. Some uneven pigment on your forehead or décolletage. Perhaps liver spots on the hands. And even if you have for years now routinely applied SPF, you still find irregularities in your complexion. But why now? Where on earth did they come from?

The truth is this: they’ve been here all along, maybe even before those baby oil-drenched beach days. Your skin is revealing the story of its total exposure to the sun. It’s a story that has lurked beneath your skin’s surface, rising slowly but now visibly as you age. The older you get, the more these reds and browns, the spots and veins, will continue to reveal themselves.

80% of our annual UV exposure comes from scattered solar beams. Ergo, even if you aren’t laid out slathered in oil, it doesn’t prevent sunlight from harming your skin, starting from a very young age.

You may have spent some time, and not a little money, seeking a solution. There certainly is no shortage of products. How best to even out skin tone, conceal or eradicate age-related spots and inconsistencies, and possibly reverse the signs of aging? Is all that even possible?

Frankly, yes, it is. Although professional products will assist the skin in its recovery, they are most effective when combined with something stronger and more precise. A laser can do this, zapping away spots in as few as one treatment session.

Lumecca by InMode is a new generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a refined, noninvasive technology that improves the skin’s appearance. It is very effective in treating redness, rosacea, broken capillaries, acne, sun and age spots on the face, neck, décolleté, hands and legs. It even works wonders on freckles.

During the treatment, the Lumecca IPL’s pulses of bright light feel like an elastic band snapping lightly on the skin. Something incredible is happening: the light is penetrating the pigmented cells and destroying them without injuring the surrounding skin tissue.

Immediately after the treatment, the brown spots and broken capillaries darken or disappear completely. Over the next few days these darker spots are absorbed by the body or flake off – leaving behind revitalized and even-toned skin. It’s the best of both worlds: skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatment.

Indeed, more and more younger clients are using Lumecca as a preventative measure. Why? Because whether or not you have pigment that shows now, it will definitely show later.

Don’t berate yourself over your “youthful indiscretions” i.e. willfully baking under the sun. Help is here now for the asking. Book a free consultation at Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic today to learn what Lumecca IPL – the most advanced medical energy device for skin rejuvenation – can do for you. 

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