No matter how careful you may be, your skin can be damaged by sunlight and lead to blemishes, freckles, or hyperpigmentation. These types of skin problems can leave your skin looking battered and add years to your appearance. The good news is that there are numerous treatment options available to minimize the appearance of sun damage on the skin. Many of these techniques are non-surgical and minimally-invasive, meaning you may not require any sedation or have to endure downtime.
Chemical peels are medical-grade skin rejuvenation treatments involving the application of a solution containing some type of chemical. After being left on the skin for a certain amount of time, the solution is usually removed. The skin will then start to reveal new skin underneath, displaying fewer imperfections like sun damage.
Unless you have extremely serious sun damage, a medium chemical peel will probably do the trick. This type of peel typically utilizes a chemical called TCA to remove portions of the outer epidermis skin layer. A medium chemical peel may or may not require downtime. In the cases of more severe sun damage, a deeper type of chemical peel may be necessary.
Prescription Skin Care
Prescription skin care is another non-surgical means of correcting sun damage on the skin. In addition to helping reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars, it can encourage the formation of new skin tissue to replace skin damaged by sun exposure.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive and non-toxic treatment method that utilizes laser light energy to regenerate damaged skin cells. The laser energy is carefully controlled in order to ensure precision and patient comfort.
Laser therapy for sun damage works through the emission of low-level laser energy into sun-damaged skin. Your skin absorbs the laser light, resulting in an increase in healthy skin cells. Laser therapy also helps to improve your skin by increasing collagen production and cell growth. The increase in collagen production triggered by the laser therapy helps to prevent the formation of scar tissue.