Sun damage can appear on your skin as brown and red spots, freckles, wrinkles, fine lines, and crepey, aged skin. While over-the-counter creams and serums can be helpful, the truth is that the most effective sun damage treatments will require a more comprehensive approach. At Pure Beauty Medical Spa, we invite you to discover world-class sun damage treatments delivered by top professionals in the field.

Photodamage: The Sun and Your Skin

In Southern California, we are blessed with sunny skies almost every day, year-round. Unfortunately, the sun exposure here, including the areas of Newport Beach and Rancho Santa Margarita, can inflict a significant level of damage to your skin, leaving it covered with sun spots, from light to dark, as well as other types of sun damage. Your skin may appear aged, crepey, and discolored, even in your younger years. Photoaging is an alteration of your skin, with DNA changes at a cellular level as a direct result of prolonged exposure to damaging UV rays. The skin responds by producing areas of hyperpigmentation, appearing as brown spots, freckling, wrinkles, and lines.


Sun Damage Treatment in Orange County by Pure Beauty Skin Care and Medical Spa

At Pure Beauty Medical Spa, we deliver several treatments for sun-damaged skin. The first step is a private consultation with one of our skincare experts so we can direct you to the best way to address your unique problems.

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Our Treatments Include:

Limelight by Cutera

The LimeLight facial by Cutera is FDA cleared to treat a range of pigmentation issues and is among the most effective methods for removing brown spots, sun damage, and uneven skin tone. The non-invasive laser is remarkably efficient in treating lighter brown spots that could not be removed with older, less effective methods. The light energy emitted by this groundbreaking device targets and breaks down sun spots. Over time, the pigment disappears altogether, leaving behind clearer, younger-looking skin.

Pearl Fractional Laser Treatments

Fractional laser treatments can treat sun-damaged skin by creating a series of controlled injuries with light energy. As the tiny columns of damage are created by the laser while leaving the surrounding tissues intact, your skin can heal quickly. The beauty of this treatment is that it stimulates higher levels of natural collagen growth for long-term skin rejuvenation and a more even skin tone overall.

Laser Genesis

The Laser Genesis system can address a range of skin conditions, including sun damage in the form of freckles and wrinkles. It also triggers natural collagen production to help your skin become firmer and more resilient in the most natural way.


A specialized mask specifically formulated to treat uneven skin tone, Cosmelan may be the ideal approach for your skin. This depigmentation treatment works to regulate the overproduction of melanin, the pigment in your skin. Your Cosmelan peel is applied at one of the Pure Beauty Medical Spa locations in Newport Beach or Rancho Santa Margarita, and you will leave with the peel on, removing the product at home. This treatment can be the ideal method for treating sun-damaged skin.

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Is it Time to Restore Your Skin? We Can Help

You’re a good candidate for treating sun damage if you have noticeable signs of hyperpigmentation and damage from prolonged exposure. LimeLight can be used on multiple areas, including the neck, chest, and hands. Your medical professional at Pure Beauty Medical Spa can help you determine if LimeLight would be effective in your situation.

Your Experience

The procedure causes the brown spots on your skin to darken and the skin in the treatment area to become pink or red. There might also be swelling, which will last a few hours or a day.

Following the LimeLight treatment, the dark spots will flake off, and the redness will decrease, revealing an improved complexion. Keep in mind that brown spots and other uneven spots can reappear with new sun damage, so it’s important that you always use sunscreen when exposed to the sun’s damaging rays.

The length of the treatment depends on the area being targeted, but most treatments take less than 30 minutes. You might feel a mild pinching or stinging feeling. Our medical skincare expert will provide you with a cooling gel to enhance your comfort.

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How Long Will it Take to See Results?

You should begin to see results about eight to twelve weeks after your final sun damage treatment, if not before. It takes some time for your skin cells to regenerate from within the structure. The results are fresh, natural, and significantly rejuvenated, and look entirely natural, as the skin is restored by natural collagen.

Rest and Recover

Patients should allow for some “social downtime,” as your skin will appear red as if sunburned immediately after treatment. These side effects typically fade within two to three days.

Meet With Us for a Complimentary Consultation

To schedule a complimentary consultation with our providers at Pure Beauty Medical Spa at one of our locations in Rancho Santa Margarita or Newport Beach, simply give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule a time that is convenient for you. We are committed to enhancing your natural beauty with the latest in art and science at rates that are reasonable. We are equipped with the latest aesthetic technology, and our team is made up of highly trained and experienced providers.

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