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Sun Damage

We couldn’t survive without the sun, but the sun’s rays can be harmful to our skin. Ultraviolet rays can penetrate the skin and damage it.

Sun damage may appear as fine lines, sunburns, changes to skin tone, hyperpigmentation (such as brown spots), and even skin cancer. The skin produces melanin (a dark pigment) to protect itself from the sun, which is why sun-damaged skin becomes tanned or develops dark spots. Wearing sunscreen on a regular basis can reduce your risk of sun damage, but even with a lifelong vigilant effort, anyone could still develop skin problems due to sun damage.

Recommended Treatment:

Not all light is damaging to the skin; in fact, the intense pulsed light in Dr. Bitter’s FotoFacial® procedure is proven to improve skin quality and health. Using broadband light technology, the FotoFacial® renews the skin and stimulates collagen formation. This treatment can reduce a variety of symptoms of sun damage and can eradicate fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, freckles, and an uneven skin tone. The FotoFacial® procedure will combat sun damage and make your skin look healthy, clear, smooth, and youthful. Dr. Bitter also offers his own natural skin care line, including a velvet-soft matte, broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen lotion that you can use to prevent future sun damage.

If you have sun damage, Dr. Bitter can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with world-renowned board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. Call us at 408-358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today!

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Los Gatos, CA 95032

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Speaking Schedule


Bright Lights Big City – The BBL Tour 2017
Master the BBL FotoFacial®
One-Day Master Course with Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Toronto, Canada

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Friday, November 10, 2017
Dallas, TX

5 CC.
August 28 – September 3, 2017
Dr. Bitter spoke at the prestigious 5 Continent Congress

A4m Aesthetic Fellowship Module:  Aesthetic Treatments utilizing laser light & Energy in
September 14-16, 2017
Chicago, IL

Aesthetic Extender Symposium,Hollywood Florida.
October 12-14, 2017

FOREVER CLEAR WEBINAR
October 16, 2017 •  5p-6p

California Cosmetic Surgery. Los Angeles, CA.
November 3, 2017
12 New uses of IPL you have not heard of.
Los Angeles, CA

Ultimate Aesthetic Training
November 18, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

American Academy Anti Aging  A4M Annual World Congress,
December 13-16
, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

Advanced Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology
AACD Los Angeles 2018

January 19 – 21, 2018
Marina Del Rey, CA

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