Sun Damage Specialist

Hei Jin Chung, MD, FACS, RVT -  - Vein Specialist

Dr. Chung Vein Specialist

Hei Jin Chung, MD, FACS, RVT

Vein Specialist located in Phillipsburg, NJ

Sun damaged skin is easy to recognize by the discolorations that appear, like brown spots, freckles, and spider veins. Dr. Hei Jin Chung can help eliminate sun damage and improve your skin tone with Excel V™ laser treatment. This advanced medical device effectively treats sun damaged skin without downtime. If you’d like to learn more about laser skin treatments, call the practice, Dr. Chung Vein Specialist in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, or use online booking to schedule a complimentary skin consultation.

Sun Damage Q & A

What is a photofacial?

Photofacial is a generic term that refers to non-invasive aesthetic treatments that target pigmented, or discolored, areas of your skin. A laser photofacial treats sun damaged skin, skin conditions triggered by exposure to sunlight, and other discolorations.

With a laser photofacial, you can improve your overall tone by eliminating:

  • Brown spots, age spots, and freckles
  • Spider veins
  • Redness from broken capillaries
  • Symptoms caused by rosacea
  • Redness on neck and chest

How does a laser treatment eliminate sun damage?

Lasers effectively treat skin discolorations by operating at wavelengths that red, blue, and brown pigments alone can absorb.

The laser’s energy doesn’t affect surrounding skin and tissues, while it heats and destroys the targeted brown spots and blood vessels. Your body naturally eliminates the damaged tissues, so discolored areas, and veins disappear and your appearance improves.*

What benefits do you gain with the Excel V™ laser?

Dr. Chung uses the Excel V to treat your sun damaged skin. The Excel V is a cutting-edge laser device that’s safe for all skin types. It also has built-in features that improve your treatment:

  • Diverse applications: Treats a broad range of vascular and benign skin conditions
  • Contact cooling: Keeps your skin comfortable
  • Dual wavelength: Allows customized treatment
  • Quicker treatment: Uses a wavelength that’s absorbed more quickly than standard laser treatment

What should you expect during and after treatment for sun damaged skin?

Dr. Chung begins with a thorough evaluation of your skin to determine whether Excel V treatment is the best option for your condition. Your treatment session takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the extent of the treatment area.

A topical anesthetic usually isn’t needed because the cooling system keeps you comfortable during laser treatment. Your skin may be slightly red or swollen for a few days after your procedure, like a mild sunburn.

Treated pigments may darken, crust over, and fall off over the next week or two. Dr. Chung gives you information about how to take care of the treated area.

You can effectively improve sun-damaged skin with laser treatment delivered by an experienced specialist like Dr. Chung, so don’t wait to call the office or book a consultation online.

*Individual results may vary.