How does the sun impact skin health?

Sunlight is a source of UV radiation, and too much exposure over long durations can affect the skin’s outer layer. Common effects include sunspots, freckles, wrinkling, and premature aging. Further exposure can penetrate beyond the epidermis to the dermis and lead to cell damage and cancer growth.

What is skin discoloration?

Patches of the skin can lose melanin and become discolored, create an uneven skin complexion Hyperpigmentation, by contrast, is where patches of the skin are darker than other surrounding areas. This too can make the skin tone asymmetrical. Other conditions include rosacea, a chronic disease where the skin may become red and flush, and tinea versicolor.

What laser and light options are available for sun damage and skin discoloration?

CEENTA offers these services through the Sciton Joule X Platform, specifically with the Resurfacing Perfected suite. This modality comes in three levels:

  • NanoLaserPeel (NLP): Lighter treatment for mild wrinkles and uneven skin tones
  • MicroLaserPeel (MLP): Medium treatment for Sun damage and skin blotches
  • Deep Resurfacing: Heavy treatment for Pigmented lesions and skin irregularities

Who would be good candidates for sun damage and skin discoloration treatment?

Patients with mild to deep wrinkles, sun damage, and poor skin tone and texture would be ideal for this treatment.

How are sun damage and skin discoloration treatments performed?

Each of the three levels has their own unique procedures.


Before the procedure is performed, your physician will apply a compound topical anesthesia to numb the treatment area. They will apply concentrated light energy to the target area in a session lasting between 45-60 minutes. To maintain results, patients can have this procedure performed with the NLP level up to three times per year.


Your physician will apply a topic anesthesia prior to the treatment. Similar to the NLP, the MLP level takes between 45-60 minutes per procedure as the energy is used at a higher level for further collagen production. Treatments can be done on an as-needed basis for consistent results.

Deep Resurfacing

As the highest level, the deep resurfacing treatment goes even further beyond the epidermis and dermis for thorough removal of lesions and complexion issues. This session is the longest of the three levels at 90 minutes. Prior to the treatment, you will be given a lidocaine anesthetic to numb the target area. Given the strong nature of the treatment, it is recommended to receive this only once per year to allow for full healing and proper results along the way.

Side effects for all three levels of treatment may include skin redness, darkening, and/or itchiness on the treatment area.

What are the results and limitations of the Resurfacing Perfected treatments?

Compared to the other modalities in the Sciton Joule X series, the three levels with the TRL offer the deepest treatment for sun damage and discoloration, targeting the epidermis and dermis with precision.

Patients with darker skin complexions may not be suitable for this treatment as you might be at risk of absorbing too much light energy during treatment, leading to harsher side effects.

Sun damage and skin discoloration treatment in Charlotte, NC and Fort Mill, SC

Even skin complexion begins with a consultation at CEENTA. Our specialists at our Uptown and Fort Mill offices are specially trained in the Resurfacing Perfected by Sciton to help you reach your skin care goals. Schedule consultation in Uptown with Dr. Jewel Greywoode or in Fort Mill with Dr. Neela Rao and Licensed Esthetician Amanda Mackey.

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