When you think of fun in the sun, you may recall memories of warm days and sun-kissed skin. However, exposure to the sun’s UV rays without protection can lead to a number of skin issues down the line, including sun damage. If you already have signs of sun damage, you may be looking for a solution to regain smooth, tight, even-toned skin. Below, Charles S. Lee, MD, details your options for treating damaged skin.
Signs of Sun Damage
When light from the sun comes into contact with your skin, it damages the cells. If you do not engage in sun protective measures, such as wearing quality sunscreen, you may begin to see signs of sun damage, including:
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
- Fine wrinkles and lines
Preventing Sun Damage
Luckily, there are actions you can take to protect your skin from sun damage. Consider the following tips:
Show less skin outside: Covering your skin while outside can give you adequate protection from the sun. This may include fitted, long-sleeve garments. You might even consider wearing clothing specifically designed with unique fabrics that keep you cool while offering protection from harmful UV rays.
Do not skip the sunscreen: If you are going to be outside with uncovered skin, make sure to liberally apply sunscreen to protect your skin. Look for products that provide high SPF. Take into account that you will need to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day if you intend to spend significant time outdoors, especially if you plan to swim or if you begin to sweat.
Avoid the sun during certain times: If you are seeking even more protection, avoid being directly in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are at their peak.
Improve Your Skin With These Procedures
Preventative measures can help you avoid sun damage, but what if your skin has already been damaged? The following cosmetic procedures can help reverse the bothersome signs of skin damage and create a smooth foundation of healthy, radiant skin:
Medium or deep chemical peels: Chemical peels are formulated at different strengths to address different skin concerns. For uneven pigmentation due to sun damage, strong, yet safe acids can be used to rejuvenate the skin at a deeper level than light chemical peels, resulting in a more even skin tone.
ThermiTight Skin Tightening: Too much sun can cause unflattering wrinkles and lines to appear. ThermiTight is a cosmetic treatment that uses the power of radiofrequency to restore firmness and boost collagen production, which is essential to plump, youthful skin.
IPL PhotoFacials: Another excellent solution to alleviate signs of sun damage and restore a smooth, wrinkle-free appearance is the IPL PhotoFacial treatment. With this treatment, light pulses are delivered deep into the skin to improve the appearance of dark spots, freckles, and other issues.
Beautiful Skin in Beverly Hills
You can finally achieve an even-toned complexion with the range of advanced cosmetic treatments available at Enhance® Plastic Surgery. To schedule your consultation, book an appointment online or call our office today.