It’s Laser Season- Laser Correction From Summer Sun Damage

Did you recently spend a little too much time outside and are now looking to remove the “sins of summer?” Rejuvenate your post-summer skin with the power of laser!

During the summer months, we spend more time outside soaking in the sun’s rays. While we all love a good dose of Vitamin D, unfortunately, this can contribute to sun damage, hyperpigmentation and the early signs of aging. 

In this blog, our Laser Specialists, Denise and Emily, will go over a plethora of laser treatments best suited to take care of your post-summer skin needs to deliver the greatest possible treatment outcomes!

Why is Taking Care of Your Skin Important After Summer?

When we spend long periods of time in the sun, our skin bears the brunt of the sun’s harmful rays: UVA and UVB. These rays cause sunspots, uneven coloring, fine lines, and textural changes. Fortunately, we have the ability to revitalize your skin using the most innovative and cutting-edge technology!

Not only do laser treatments turn back the hands of time, but they also restore skin’s youthful appearance and natural glow. At RA, we never take a cookie-cutter approach. Our laser treatments are customized to each and every patient bearing in mind their specific needs and goals. We frequently combine laser modalities to amplify treatment outcomes to optimize results and minimize your trips in office! 

Post-summer rejuvenation treatments can work wonders on your skin’s overall health, making changes from the inside and out!  

Reverse Sun Damage: Laser treatments address sun damage, including freckles, sunspots, and uneven skin tone brought on by too much sun exposure. Lasers help to develop a more even complexion and restore the skin’s natural brightness, by precisely targeting damaged and pigmented cells.

Skin Rejuvenation:  By encouraging the creation of collagen, lasers help to enhance the firmness, elasticity, and texture of the skin. As a result, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars are less prominent, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. 

Target Hyperpigmentation: Melasma and age spots are examples of hyperpigmentation that can be successfully managed. A more uniform skin tone is achieved by targeting the extra pigment in the skin with laser energy.

Enhanced Skin Tone and Texture: Laser treatments stimulate the formation of fresh, healthy skin cells and encourage cell turnover. Your skin will seem smoother, more even in tone and refreshed. 

Lasers The RA Way!

  • The CO2 Cool Peel Laser by Cartessa is a new way to safely and comfortably deliver the benefits of a traditional CO2 resurfacing treatment without the downtime. A high-peak-power short pulse that delivers a fully-ablative treatment without causing thermal damage to surrounding tissue. Without thermal damage, downtime is drastically minimized. It enables your skin to rejuvenate itself rapidly by capitalizing on the body’s natural healing process. We create microscopic channels within the skin. These channels stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin, which in turn improves fine lines, wrinkles, pores and overall skin tone. The result is a smoother, tighter, and more youthful appearance with little downtime. 
  • BBL by Sciton is a Broadband Light which is recognized for its extraordinary capacity to target and treat freckles, age spots, pigmentation, sun damage and redness.This laser allows the provider to customize the treatment with interchangeable size adapters and wavelength filters, making this treatment highly versatile and safe. This versatility also allows for a wide variety of treatment areas, including the face, chest, arms, hands, and legs. The procedure also improves skin tone and texture by promoting collagen formation.

While the BBL laser focuses on pigmentation issues, combining this treatment with our other lasers can provide enhanced results.

  • Moxi Laser By Sciton The Moxi Laser By Sciton, is the latest non-ablative laser that provides a gentler approach to laser resurfacing. Moxi comfortably delivers non-ablative fractionated laser energy to the skin to promote new cell growth and reduce unwanted pigmentation including stubborn melasma! With Moxi, you can correct uneven pigmentation while improving the tone, texture and pore size of the skin. Think of Moxi as a fantastic polishing of the skin! Designed to treat all skin types, anytime of the year, Moxi is ideal for patients that are looking for rejuvenation and who want to refresh and revitalize the skin without downtime. This is also a fantastic treatment for maintenance for those who are already on a thorough laser and skincare regimen and want to maintain their results! 
  • Vbeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser By Candela Vbeam Perfecta is the gold-standard technology for the treatment of vascular lesions on the face and body. Because this laser only sees red-blood cells, it is the most successful laser for a wide array of vascular lesions. Vbeam produces an intense burst of light that selectively destroys the blood vessels of vascular lesions without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue. The laser is tuned to a frequency that the blood vessels can absorb, but your skin cannot. When the vessels are heated, they coagulate and are slowly absorbed by your body through its natural healing process. Vbeam is also one of the safest and most effective treatments, as it has a proven track record of being an effective solution to the problem of capillaries and redness.  Vbeam is cleared for over 20 indications, the most popular being rosacea, broken capillaries, cherry angiomas, post-inflammatory erythema and any other diffused redness. 

With all of our laser treatments listed above, we frequently recommend combining treatments! Popular duos are BBL/Moxi and BBL/CoolPeel (If you do not have melasma), with a sprinkle of Vbeam on top! Combining lasers not only enhances treatment outcomes but provides for less downtime for the patient. Be sure to ask your laser specialist about adding on Exosomes (human stem cells, growth factors, vitamins, minerals, peptides, etc.) at your next visit to decrease downtime by 50% and get 6x the collagen stimulation! 

Regardless of the damage that was unintentionally done this summer, at RA, we have the laser solution for you! Please contact us so we can provide you with a customized plan for your laser treatment needs! 


Denise & Emily

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Racquel Frisella

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner & Aesthetic Specialist based in Saint Louis, Missouri

I work as a cosmetic injector and skincare specialist with 12 years of experience in the Aesthetic Industry. I see patients both in-office at Racquel Aesthetics for treatments as well as online for customized, complimentary skincare plans. I focus heavily on preventative and corrective injections, treatments, and skincare.  My career is my passion and I love to help people feel like the very best version of themselves. I am a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children under the age of 3. I love all things beauty, fashion, and fitness. I am creating this site as a place to share my expertise on beauty, anti-aging, and skin while also giving a glimpse into my lifestyle as a mom, wife and lover of fitness!  


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