Freshen Up Your Face for the Holidays by Erasing the Summer’s Damage to Your Skin

Now that summer is behind us, it’s time to erase the damage caused by those long days of sunbathing on the beach or by the pool.  Whether you protected your skin or not, the summer sun causes damage even when we are diligent about applying sunscreen or wearing protective clothing.  Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant and Permea are skin resurfacing and rejuvenation lasers that can reverse the signs of sun-damaged skin improving texture, tone and appearance.  These lasers are also a safe and effective way to treat acne scars, wrinkles, enlarged pores and melasma. We’ve been performing fractional non-ablative laser resurfacing at the Lupo Center since 2006, and we always upgraded our equipment as the technology improves.

While Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant and Permea are all resurfacing lasers, each one offers patients a unique treatment to improve a number of skin conditions.



Fraxel is the most intensive laser of the three so it is used on mature skin or more pronounced skin conditions.  Fraxel uses two different lasers – one of the lasers goes deeper into the skin to help stimulate collagen repair, while the other treats surface skin that is discolored usually due to photo damage or sunlight.  The energy delivered penetrates into the deeper layers of the dermis, and as the skin heals from treatment, it uses the body’s natural processes to produce healthier tissue for a more youthful appearance and reduction of discoloration, wrinkles and pore size. This safe treatment is done in relatively short treatments and it requires brief, social downtime.


Clear + Brilliant and Permea can also help reverse the signs of sun damaged and aged skin with a less intensive, no-downtime treatment for reducing fine lines, pore size and improving pigmentation seen in melasma and other skin pigmentation disorders.  The laser creates microscopic lesions that are surrounded by large areas of healthy skin to help promote quick healing. The healthy skin helps turn over the tiny lesions in a matter of days, revealing the fresh, smoother, healthier glowing skin below.  Since Clear + Brilliant and Permea are less intensive than Fraxel, they are great for younger patients who want to begin a preventative skin care program or for Fraxel patients who want a gentler option for between-treatment maintenance and longer-lasting results.


Laser dermatology procedures such as Fraxel, Clear + Brilliant and Permea have become increasingly popular over the years due to their safety, effectiveness and high patient satisfaction.  Depending on age, skin type and budget, we can individualize a treatment plan for all patients.

During the month of October, any patient who pre-purchases a package of three of the same laser resurfacing treatment will receive 10% off the treatments plus a complimentary Avene Thermal Spring Water, while supplies last.  Avene Thermal Spring Water’s unique composition soothes and softens the skin and restores skin’s natural balance, which is beneficial after any laser resurfacing treatment.

In order to receive the discounted price on a laser package and the complimentary Avene product, patients must pre-purchase the package by October 31, 2013 and have the first treatment done by December 31, 2013.  Contact our office for more details.


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