Skin Treatments for the Chest

Dr. Doris Day on how to treat sun damage in the chest area.
5:31 | 11/08/11

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As the days get shorter and the sleeves get longer -- sun exposure drops making this time a great time to treat the sun damage from the summer. Our -- usually get as much exposure as our -- but rarely gets the attention it needs. Here to explain how to give our debt collect -- beloved -- is dermatologist Doris Day. I -- great to see you thanks for being here and happy talk a little bit about the neck the chat area as it's safe to say that this for the part of the body a lot of women forget to protect. It's part of the -- exactly that's completely ignored over time and people don't realize that when you're walking out and you have a nice sun dress or V neck our crew neck. You're tested your neck are getting exposed as much as your face and the problem is that those areas. Eight more poorly and more quickly why is as the skin thinner and different vascular in a different blood supply different nerve stimulation -- -- just heals completely differently. And the problem was that in the past lasers and other treatments we had for the face could not be applied to the net because you would get a -- to heal completely differently. They're much much harder to fix and we have to be a lot more gentle. With a neck and the chest that we are with the -- in terms of the rejuvenation procedures that we do and what -- what is some of the damage that can happen that area so it's the typical sun damage where you see brown spots broken blood vessels. I see so many women every day -- had -- on their neck in the chest and -- left with these tan or brown spots that are really markers of sunburn in the past sometimes even all the way from childhood it takes ten to twenty years for this to show up. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Put them once rising sun screen on your neck chest and don't forget to protect those areas that also wait -- something -- -- carrying a -- anything just brushed them on even over your make -- but take it down your neck chest back of the hands and those workers as well. They would just as well look for the SPF makes use enough product and re -- and the next thing is using products that contain baton all those of really great for skin cell turnover -- and -- new collagen and so anybody who can -- that now. To be using like an extended bounce in the neck and the testimony just traveling down. You may not do it every day as he -- on the face but you can certainly apply those products there you put a -- on before your moisturizer -- after. Before your moisturizer because otherwise it may not get through -- way and then you and moisturizer on. Immediately afterward or you -- -- -- but it either way you could not immediately ask could -- -- -- -- -- and -- way -- -- do it so I put it right -- after -- -- also better at night because -- sensitive to light. And they'll break down it's not so much that they make you more light sensitive is that they. That the great news there is that we have amazing new in office treatments in terms of both chemical -- that are specifically targeting. The aging solution is a vascular laser called the V beam which is a greatly -- knocking out that red. And then there's another one -- trachsel stimulus line of -- it's the helium laser we have great thing that I had a practical -- out there as. That the -- -- lasers are fabulous places but they can be a little more intense and have more downtime this newest one is really targeting pigment and -- lines so you can have a laser -- essentially and then go on with -- day and the reason why winter is so good is that. While the face me -- in a week. The next contest can take a little bit longer they don't -- quite the same way. And up another way heading towards -- season perfect you can treat those areas and sort of not be homebound for that -- for healing is a laser treatment -- the neck and the chest area it it's an in office. Procedure you go and you get it done you leave an aptly and then he just do home care home to -- the week -- exactly and then the maintenance is going to be the -- -- this sun protection all of those good things to help. And sometimes you need a series of these still -- on the face we can go stronger and accomplished a lot in one treatment. When you talk about the neck contest it's really important to make sure you know who's treating you makes it supports the -- aesthetic -- right dermatologists and plastic surgeon who's doing the treatment for you and ask the questions that you know if you have a big event coming up and you want to -- -- -- -- -- This is not the time you don't do this week before writing this a month before and you'll see beautiful results but but it will tell and -- month to your fully -- It'll take -- a few weeks right and then you may have some residual redness lemont is a -- safe. But but a week before -- not a good idea for the neck and that test and then he'll repeat the treatment and you just keep getting improved results every time how often you have to you know. You -- depending on how much damage you have in the results you get and how strong we can push it you may have to -- it -- to four times. And then that's pretty much if that becomes your new point of aging so how long that lasts depends on how well you behave how he would take care of yourself -- -- -- -- actor Doris Day. Thanks for having me.

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