Sun Damage

There is nothing quite like a warm, sunny day to lift the spirit and encourage outdoor activity. Unfortunately, excessive sun exposure is not kind to the skin. Over time, sun damage causes fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, large pores, rough skin, broken capillaries, and, worst of all, dramatically increases the risk of skin cancer.

At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we take sun damage and the risk of skin cancer very seriously. It is important to us that our patients are checked for skin cancer before we set forth on a path to help improve the appearance of their skin. With every new consultation, our dermatologists offer a complimentary skin cancer screening to check for any signs of skin cancer. We like to teach patients how to do skin self-examinations so they learn the warning signs of skin cancer on their own skin. Since most skin cancers are curable when diagnosed and treated in the earliest stages, we want a partnership with patients to protect their own skin health. Furthermore, we encourage our patients to practice “safe sun” through the use of sunscreen, hats, sun protective clothing and smart sun choices.

Once we confirm your skin is healthy, our dermatologists carefully evaluate the skin to determine the best treatment approach based on individual needs and skin type. The sun damages the skin in multiple ways, so the best results are often obtained by the skillful blending of several treatments and techniques. Our highly experienced physicians will often combine treatments and technology on the same visit to maximize results while minimizing recovery time, helping to achieve the refreshed, glowing and naturally vibrant look you desire.

Treatment Options

HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser

Learn how HALO’s dual wavelength technology can be used to improve your skin’s appearance and treat sun damage.

Chemical Peels

Learn how a customized chemical peel can help to improve the appearance of sun damage and restore a healthy, glowing complexion.

Fraxel® Dual

Learn how Fraxel Dual treatments can help to treat sun damage and refresh the appearance of your skin.

Non-Ablative Skin Rejuvenation

Learn how non-ablative skin rejuvenation works to restore a healthy appearance of the skin.

Ablative Skin Rejuvenation

Learn how ablative skin rejuvenation can help to improve the appearance of moderate to severe areas of sun damage.

Forever Young BBL™

Learn how BroadBand Light can be used to give your face a healthy glow with Forever Young BBL.

Infini™ Radiofrequency Microneedling

Learn how Radiofrequency Microneedling can be used to reduce sun damage on the lower face and neck.

Interested in learning more about our sun-damage treatments? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.

Capital Laser & Skin Care