Reversing Sun Damage
Sun damage can take many shapes when it comes to the skin: wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, roughness and even cancer. Medical spa professionals have the power to treat and even reverse sun damaged skin.
Sadly the summer is now getting to an end. A lot of our clients are starting noticing unpleasant sun effect. Hyper pigmentation and wrinkles are the two main one you may experience. What can we do to help?
Some damage can’t be reverse but there are many services and products we can do to help.
- Antioxidants can help neutralize free radicals that cause DNA damage to prevent further damage and can also help with the texture and pigment of the skin
- Retinoid can help with collagen production and pigmentation in the skin.
- Various acids are available that can help exfoliate the top layer of the skin for a smoother texture and can also help with pigment.
Additionally, mild chemical peels can help exfoliate the top layer of skin, which can improve the look of brown discoloration, roughness, and texture. Deeper chemical peels can also help with the texture of the skin as well as pigment and brown spots.
Non-ablative lasers, such as PicoWay, are ideal to specifically target brown spots, red spots, wrinkles, enlarged pores and textural problems. Ablative lasers are more aggressive and require some downtime, but provide a more dramatic improvement in one treatment.
Another quick way to reduce sun damage is an IPL or an Alexandrite laser.
Tailored treatments combined with effective home-care products can help reverse many signs of sun damage.
Those treatments are relatively zero to small downtime but patients should be educated about their treatment options, including expected downtime or activity limitations after procedures.
We offer free consultations before all our treatment. We will assess your goals, needs, budget before trailering the perfect game plan for you! In some case, we may recommend seeing a doctor or a dermatologist before we can do any procedure.
The article inspired by Skin.Inc
We have Bend Skin Care, which is taken internally either by pill or liquid. This helps improve the texture, firmness, and hydration of your skin, while at the same time providing you with protection against damaging free radicals and providing antioxidants to the skin and body. The average Bend user has an 83% increase in resistance to UV burn.
We also carry Osmosis Protect, SPF 30. It’s a broad spectrum ultra sheer sunscreen that I use every day under my primer and makeup. It provides light hydration as well as sun protection daily while maintaining your skin’s barrier health!
All Osmosis Mineral Pressed based contain an SPF 30. Use the clear version to reapply over your makeup without destroying it!
Why not give one of our options a try this summer, or any sun protection to keep your skin looking amazing for years to come!