Sun Damage Specialist

Laurene DiPasquale, MD -  - Cosmetic Specialist

LaserCosMedix

Laurene DiPasquale, MD

Cosmetic Specialist located in Hillsdale, NJ

After years spending time out in the sun without proper protection, you may notice changes to your skin, such as brown spots, freckles, and sun spots, which may make you look older than your actual age. Laurene DiPasquale, MD, at LaserCosmedix® in Hillsdale, New Jersey serving patients from Hackensack, Paramus, Westwood, and Bergen County. Dr. DiPasquale specializes in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and can revitalize your skin and reduce the appearance of sun damage. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Sun Damage Q & A

What causes sun damage?

You may look forward to warming your skin in the sunshine, especially after several cold, wintery months. But the ultraviolet (UV) rays produced by the sun can be damaging to your skin as evidenced by the sunburn it causes when you spend too much time soaking it all in.

Even if you’re not susceptible to burns, the sun can damage your skin over time, leading to sun spots, wrinkles, and freckles. It’s estimated that 80% of skin aging is caused by UV light exposure, which includes the UV light from tanning beds.

What treatments can reduce sun damage?

Dr. DiPasquale is a cosmetic specialist and offers some of the most advanced treatments to improve the look and health of your skin to reverse sun damage. Her treatment options include:

Icon aesthetic system

LaserCosMedix is equipped with the Icon aesthetic system, which is a versatile cosmetic tool that has two different technologies — intense-pulsed light (IPL) and fractional laser technology —  that allow Dr. DiPasquale to treat a wide range of skin issues, including wrinkles, scars, spider veins, and, of course, sun damage.

The IPL delivers a broad spectrum of light in short quick bursts to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to break up pigmentation. The energy produced by the fractional laser stimulates the production of collagen in the deep layers of your skin to rejuvenate your look. Collagen is the protein found in your skin that provides its youthful glow and strength.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

PRP is a safe and natural skin revitalization treatment offered at LaserCosMedix. PRP is a blood product Dr. DiPasquale creates from your own blood. It’s rich in proteins and growth factors that support healing and tissue regeneration. When applied to your skin, PRP stimulates new cell production to improve tone and appearance, and reduce sun damage.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a simple procedure in which Dr. DiPasquale manually removes dead cells from the surface of your skin to improve tone, texture, and discoloration. Dr. DiPasquale often combines dermaplaning with a peel to rejuvenate your skin.

Dr. DiPasquale is an expert when it comes aesthetics and works closely with you to develop the most effective treatment plan to meet your skin care goals.

What can I do to prevent sun damage?

To maintain the look and health of your skin, Dr. DiPasquale recommends you use sunblock daily on any skin exposed to the sun, including your face, neck, and hands. If you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period of time, she recommends you cover up with a wide-brimmed hat and large sunglasses.

Call LaserCosMedix today, or schedule an appointment online.

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