If years of unprotected sun exposure haveled to chronic sun damaged skin, you may be wondering – What can I do about extensive sun damage to my skin? The good news isthere are now many outstanding treatments that can successfully reverse the effects sun damage on the skin (click here).
Chemical peels, intense pulsed light or photofacial, and laser resurfacing are all excellenttreatments for sun damaged skin.
Treatments for Sun Damaged skin
• Chemical Peelsare very effective for correcting pigmentation issues, as they remove the damaged outer skin layers.
• IPL can be used to correct wrinkles, blemishes, rough texture, and uneven skin tone. IPL devices deliver a broad wavelength of light that penetrate to the deep levels of skin, to target the melanin that cause blemishes. IPL usually requires a series of 3 to 5 treatments.
• There are some impressive cosmetic lasers that can dramatically improve sun damaged skin. The fractional lasers are among the best, as they improve skin texture, and correct hyperpigmentation and sunspots. They also stimulate collagen,so the skin looks better in the long term.
What’s best for you?
The choice depends on factors such as your skin type, and the degree of damage. It is therefore best to consult a dermatologist or board certified plastic surgeon.
These treatments can get your skin looking beautiful again, but it’s important to put strategies in place to protect it from future damage. Be sure to use sun protection whenever you go out. Choose a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 35, and cover up as much as possible.
Contact Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD, for more information on treatments for sun damaged skin. Call 301-880-7022 to schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon, Nia Banks, MD.