3 Ways to Remedy Brown Spots and Other Summer Sun Damage

You may like the immediate effects of a nice tan, but over time you pay for this warm glow. Ultraviolet rays cause damage to your skin that includes accelerated wrinkling, dark spots, and a crepey look. 

At Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine, our revolutionary aesthetic therapies can help. We offer multiple treatments that can even out hyperpigmentation and dark spots caused by the sun or aging or both. 

Plus, these therapies offer a generally revitalized look so you rediscover a glowing, radiant, younger-looking complexion. Here are some of our most effective treatments for sun damage.


Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. During a session, we glide a pen-like device over your skin. This pen is equipped with tiny needles that poke microscopic holes in your skin to trigger your body’s natural wound-healing responses.

You can’t actually see these holes, but your body rushes in collagen and growth factors to repair the damaged skin, and in the process, you lose those signs of sun damage, including wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and irregular pigmentation. You leave the office looking glowy and refreshed.

Over the next several weeks, your skin’s look continues to improve as collagen production accelerates.

If you have serious aesthetic goals, Dr. Gregory Thompson may recommend a Vampire Facial®, which uses platelet-rich plasma along with microneedling to lead to faster and greater healing of your complexion.

Platelet-rich plasma is derived from a sample of your own blood. The sample is spun down in a high-speed centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, unique components that are rich in healing compounds. 

After microneedling, we apply the platelet-rich plasma to your skin, which is especially ready to absorb the PRP through the microchannels we’ve created with the pen.


Facials aren’t just a frou-frou spa experience. They thoroughly cleanse your skin and pores to allow your freshest complexion to show through. Dark spots fade and dullness disappears.

At Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine, we offer numerous facial procedures to meet a variety of aesthetic goals. Go for a moisturizing or stress-relieving facial to soften lines and wrinkles, or opt for the melanin-suppressant facial to lighten and brighten skin tone with pigment-reducing enzymes.

You may also opt for a facial following a chemical peel. A chemical peel causes your outermost layer of cells to slough away, revealing brighter, more evenly toned skin beneath. Talk to Dr. Thompson about the intensity of peel that’s right for you and the type of facial you should schedule shortly afterward.

Fractora by InMode

Fractora by InMode is an advanced laser and radiofrequency device that lifts sagging skin and smooths out areas of discoloration due to sun damage or acne scarring. The radiofrequency emitted by Fractora stimulates your skin to produce more collagen, which provides youthful tautness and a more balanced skin tone. Fractora by InMode can treat wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.

If you have sun damage that has caused dark spots and accelerated aging, don’t despair. Our team here at Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine is prepared to help with state-of-the-art therapies that soothe and rejuvenate your complexion. 

Call us to find out which procedure is right for you and to schedule your consultation. You can also send us a message here on our website, or request an appointment using our convenient online booking feature.

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