How can I treat sun damage?

If time spent relaxing in the sun has left you with unwanted skin issues and added years to your appearance, you may be wondering – How can I treat sun damage.  Fortunately, there are effective treatments that can get rid of the negative effects of too much sun on your skin.

Signs you have sun damage

Sun damage happens slowly and builds-up over time if left untreated.  Visible signs of sun damage include fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, and age spots.  

How can I treat sun damage

If you have signs of sun damage, you may want to consider a chemical peel, which is a safe, minimally invasive treatment option.  Chemical peels are an effective treatment for sun damage on the face, décolletage, and hands.

What is a chemical peel

A chemical peel is a skin treatment in which a chemical solution is used to remove the outer, damaged layer of skin.  This helps to even out skin tone, and diminish the look of texture irregularities. 

How chemical peels treat sun damage

The skin is first thoroughly cleaned to remove any oil, dirt, or makeup, and the chemical solution  is then applied.  The length of time the solution is left on the skin depends on the type and strength of the peel.

What to expect after a chemical peel

The skin will look sunburnt after a chemical peel, and there may be some redness and inflammation.  The skin peels over the following days to reveal skin that is smoother, clearer, and has fewer wrinkles and fine lines.

Are you interested in getting a chemical peel for your sun-damaged skin.   Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Tupelo, MS, area, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (662) 377-6290.

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