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Philadelphia's Best Treatments to Heal Sun Exposure

By Claudia Langella | August 6, 2019 | Style & Beauty

Hot summer days are best spent in the sun, but once the season ends, your skin is left needing a little extra TLC. When you’re done catching rays, brighten and tighten your complexion with these Philly professionals.

Rescue Spa


Rescue Spa does just what its name suggests—rescues your skin from any evidence of summer sun. The team believes that better skin can change your life, so once summer is over, head to Rescue Spa for a life-changing treatment. In as little as three sessions, the IPL Foto Facial targets sun spots, visible capillaries, and uneven skin tones. This laser facial promises a clear complexion and ultimate rejuvenation. $350, 1601 Walnut St., 3rd Floor, 866.772,2766,

The Underground Spa & Wellness


The city’s best-kept secret is the spa located in The Logan Hotel. The Underground Spa is a place of total relaxation and the perfect place to cure spots left by days spent out in the sun. To revitalize your skin, try the Vitamin C15 Brightening Facial. Its goal is to reverse sun damage and prevent aging with antioxidants and botanical extracts. It firms, brightens, and reduces wrinkles as if they never even happened. $155, One Logan Square, 215.405.2815,

Body+Beauty Lab

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Aestheticians at Body+Beauty Lab, a partner of Jefferson Health, provide a number of services for every concern under the sun—including UV-ray damage. Laser Skin Resurfacing at Body+Beauty Lab works to heal damage from the inside out. Personalized treatment plans assure the reduction of fine lines, scars and pigmentation issues caused by sitting in the sun all summer long. Lasers work to speed up the body’s cell turnover which generates healthier, smoother skin in about two weeks. Prices vary, 834 Chestnut St., Suite 104, 267.214.2799,

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque


With 30 years in the business, The Rittenhouse Spa & Club knows how to provide a superb spa experience. They use the effective vitamin—which is known to aid in the development of brighter skin—in the Vitamin C facial that restores skin to its youthful beauty. The facial promises to stimulate collagen production, eliminating any sign of wrinkles or spots caused by the sun’s UV rays. $185, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215.790.2500,

About Face Skin Care


If you’re looking for a quick and easy fix to sun-damaged skin, head to About Face Skin Care. The Fraxel Laser facial is a procedure that reforms the skin’s surface through a non-invasive laser treatment. It is a treatment that will leave your skin looking smoother and younger in just one treatment with little to no downtime afterward. $800, 1015 Chestnut St., Suite 1205, 215.923.5001,

Louis P. Bucky, MD, FACS


Your skin will be in good hands at Dr. Bucky’s practices—he performs over 1,000 procedures annually. The BroadBand Light Skin Rejuvenation series targets plenty of skin issues, like uneven textures, discoloration on the chest, shoulders or arms or visible fine lines and wrinkles. Similarly, the Forever Young BBL series is known to repair genes that cause the skin to age. Each treatment brings skin back to its smooth and even texture. Prices vary, multiple locations,



Demé’s staff vows to provide lasting results that will make it seem like you never set foot in the sun. The Intense Pulse Light procedure is a popular choice that comes with no downtime and fast results. They also provide the Mega Bright Peel which uses high levels of Retin-A and Arbutase—a medium depth skin peel that revives the skin. Or, try the Pixel Perfect laser treatment to tighten and firm the skin while battling scars caused by spending too much time in the sun. Prices vary, multiple locations, 215.561.3363,

Richel D'Ambra

Richel_D_Ambra.jpg inside of The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, Richel D’Ambra will provide you with not only a great treatment but sun damage prevention as well. They sell a sunscreen that they recommend everyone throws in their beach bag, the Colorescience Even Up SPF 50. It’s a topical that covers and corrects any hyperpigmentation caused by sitting in the sun’s rays. If you forget to reapply your sunscreen, get the HydraFacial with a Britenol booster—it will exfoliate your skin and brighten your complexion with Alpha Arbutin, Bearberry extract and Vitamin C. $125; $150, 10 Avenue of the Arts, 3rd Floor, 215.523.8035,

Terme Di Aroma

Visit this Roman-inspired spa in Old City and you’ll be transported to Ancient Rome for the day. During microdermabrasion, they use a diamond-tipped wand to scrape away the layers of skin that are most affected by the sun. After the procedure, your skin will heal like new. Look and feel healthier as you walk away with scar-and-wrinkle-free skin. Starting at $135, 32 N. Third St., 215.829.9769,

Photography by: Rescue Spa photo by Karen Harmelin Tropea; The Logan Hotel, The Underground Spa & Wellness courtesy of the Curio Collection; Body+Beauty Lab photo by Kristen Wieder; The Rittenhouse Spa & Club courtesy of Paul Labrecque; Photo courtesy of About Face Skin Care; Photo courtesy of Louis P. Bucky; Photo courtesy of Demé; Photo courtesy of Richel D'Ambra