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24 Nov

Different Treatment Options For Sun Damaged Skin

Posted in Body Solutions

We all enjoy spending time outside catching the rays in the summer heat, but years of unprotected hours in the sun can damage the skin on your face, neck, chest and arms, as well as many other spots.

Sun Damaged Skin

Also known as photoaging, excessive exposure to the sun can make a person look much older than they really are. Signs of skin damage include loose or saggy skin, freckles, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, moles, liver/age spots as well as skin cancer or precancerous lesions.

In order to treat your sun-damaged skin, your doctor will take these things into consideration:

  • The type of skin damage
  • How severe the skin damage is
  • Your age
  • Your health in general (medical history)
  • Your personal opinion or preferences
  • The tolerance your body/skin has for procedures, therapies or medications associated with skin damage treatment

If you or someone you know has sun damaged skin, we want to provide you with different treatment options:

  • Chemical peels
    This procedure is performed by a dermatologist. They use solutions to treat layers of your skin based on the depth, skin type and the goal of the treatment.
  • Retinoids
    The compounds in retinoids are derived from vitamin A. It encourages your skin cells to shed and renew themselves – improving the turnover cycle for your skin cells. It also stimulates the production of collagen, reduces the size of pores and helps to lighten brown spots.
  • Laser skin resurfacing
    This treatment uses light (high energy) to burn damaged skin. It can be used to minimize scars and wrinkles.
  • Botulinum toxin type A
    Commonly known as botox. The injection into specific muscles helps to prevent furrows and wrinkles, it can also help to soften wrinkles you already have.

There are many other options available based on your budget and the type of treatment you would like. Check out the sun damage treatments offered at Beauti-Med and book a consultation to speak with one of our skincare professionals today!

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