Summer’s Almost Over: Now What About Those Sun Spots?

By Dr. Nasrin Mani, La Jolla Laser Clinic

With the fall season nearly here, it’s time to wave goodbye to summer… and those sun spots! If you’re like most women, the sun can wreak havoc on your skin with damage including freckles, melasma, fine lines, wrinkles and increased noticeability of age spots.

With the sunniest months behind us, we can now look forward to giving our skin a little rest from the damaging rays of the sun. And when it comes to rejuvenating what damage the sun has already caused, these 3 options are an excellent choice for men and women looking to achieve clearer, smoother and younger-looking skin.


Intense pulse light treatments

are ideal for sun damage and other skin ailments including rosacea, age spots, actinic keratosis and acne. IPL treatments use laser energy to provide safe and reliable treatment of skin discoloartions that come all too often with the summer season. It can further improve the tone and texture of skin which can significantly contribute to a more youthful appearance.

Our clients choose IPL treatments because of its minimal downtime and the rare need for any kind of anesthetic. Reversing sun damage with IPL treatments is ideal. Most patients can return to work the same day, making skin rejuvenation discreet and completely easy.



is a little different from IPL treatments even though the two technologies still use the principles of laser light to eradicate sun damage from the skin. Unlike IPL, Fraxel uses a “pigment erasing” laser which forces quick lifting of excess pigmentation. Using a wavelength called “Thulium,” Fraxel treatments are known to quickly remove pigmentation, resulting in faster results for most patients.

Because of its portability, Fraxel has the ability to treat nearly any part of the body including legs, chest, arms and legs. So when it comes to improving tone and texture, you can literally get your whole body treated with Fraxel therapy.


CO2 laser treatments

combat the signs of the sun along with significant wrinkle reduction and skin tightening. Color balance is also optimized with the use of CO2 laser treatments. And unlike old-school carbon dioxide skin resurfacing treatments, the CO2 laser treatments are much kinder to the skin and yet deliver the same impactful results.

We use ActiveFX and the DeepFX lasers because they are the preferred way to improve skin’s tone, texture and color while optimizing the patient’s experience when it comes to downtime and recovery. When treatment is complete, patients can look forward to reversed sun damage, tighter skin, improved tone and a tighter, younger texture.

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