Question: How can I identify sun damage? What treatments can help reverse it?
Remember all those years spent carelessly baking in the sun? Or all those times you forgot your sunblock at the beach? Well, if you did those things more times than you can count, you probably have some sun damage. Sun damage is essentially caused by too much exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, and it causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces, chest, and arms.
Sun Damage Is No Laughing Matter
In fact, sun exposure causes most of the skin changes that we think of as a normal part of aging. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, the skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to recover after stretching. The skin also bruises and tears more easily, taking longer to heal when it suffers damage. So while sun damage to the skin may not be apparent when you’re young, it will definitely be apparent later in life.
How Much Sun Have You Had?
Excessive exposure to the sun causes:
- Fine and coarse wrinkles
- Discolored areas of the skin
- Destruction of the elastic and collagen tissue
- Pre-cancerous and cancerous skin lesions
Sounds wonderful, right? Not! Luckily, the good news is that if you do have sun damage, it can be reversed. One thing you can do right now to protect yourself from future sun damage is to use a sunscreen with an SPF of30 or higher. Sunscreen is one of the keys to radiant, youthful-looking skin. Daily use may even lower your long-term risk of skin cancer. By reducing your daily sun exposure, sunscreen allows your skin time to heal and your immune system the chance to repair some existing damage. There are also two medspa treatments that can reverse the visible signs of sun damage. They are:
Clear + Brilliant
- Reversing the early signs of aging
- Reducing pore size
- Giving skin a youthful glow
- Beautifying skin tone and texture
- Correcting pigmentation problems
Clear + Brilliant’s non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. Sounds complicated, right? But it’s really just about replacing damaged skin with healthy, younger-looking tissue. The result? Smoother, softer and youthful-looking skin.
Clear + Brilliant is clinically proven to significantly reverse early signs of aging and sun damage. Almost all patients who undergo Clear + Brilliant treatments report their skin looks younger and feels smoother. What’s more, their skin achieves a noticeable glow after a series of three to five Clear + Brilliant treatments. This glow owes to the fact that Clear + Brilliant significantly helps refresh skin tone and texture – indeed, many patients see a significant difference in the appearance of their skin after only one treatment. Within as little as a week, patients notice brighter, softer and more youthful skin texture. With multiple treatments age spots, fine lines and wrinkles fade and soften—meaning you can kiss visible sun damage goodbye!
IPL Photo Facials
IPL photo facials use gentle pulses of light to beautify sun-damaged and aged skin as well as reduce redness and flushing. IPL photo facials offer clients a more youthful appearance. What’s more, this innovative treatment boasts the following benefits:
- Reduces age lines.
- Stimulates collagen growth.
- Removes age spots and corrects uneven pigmentation.
- Smooths and refines the skin’s complexion.
- Reverses sun damage.
IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues such as sun damage.
You can expect outstanding results with IPL photo facials. But you must be diligent about scheduling treatment sessions. IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases those results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.
Let Us Help You Reverse Sun Damage
LaserAway is proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. LaserAway hires only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about Clear + Brilliant or IPL photo facials? Then schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by emailing LaserAway.com or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you erase sun damage.