As a teenager, I would have a beautiful, glowing tan at the end of summer. Now that I’m in my forties, my “end of summer” skin looks discolored and dehydrated. Is there a way to brighten up and refresh my face?


As summer fades away, many of us find that we have more brown spots, uneven skin tone, and dullness than we did a few months earlier. This can happen even if you’ve diligently worn sunscreen due to the sheer intensity of the summer sun. Now is a great time to clean up summer, sun-damaged skin. Here are some popular options:

The 3 Step Peel is a favorite of ours and our patients. Over the course of a few days, it exfoliates away layers of dull, damaged cells to reveal the underlying healthy, radiant, smoother skin.

To take it one step further, you can pair your peel with the Clear + Brilliant laser. This compliments the peel with additional brightening, more even skin tone, and improvement in pores and fine lines.

If you want to revitalize your neck, décolleté, or arms, the IPL treatment is great for fading brown spots, redness, and improving crepey texture.

Also, remember to evaluate your skin care program and make adjustments for the change of seasons. Did you pause your retinoid or bleaching cream for the summer? You may now be able to add those back to your daily routine.