Treating Sun Damage at Dermatology Consultants
Sun damage is an extremely common cause of wrinkles, age spots, leathery skin texture and other cosmetic concerns, as well as a major risk factor for skin cancer. Skin suffers sun damage any time it is exposed to UV rays without sunscreen or protective clothing; this becomes particularly clear when you get a sunburn. However, you don’t have to burn to damage your skin. Tanning itself is sun damage, and can be sustained while tanning either under the sun or in a tanning bed.
The first step in treating sun damage is preventing further damage through fastidious usage of sunscreen on the face and body and protective clothing (and never using a tanning bed!). But at Dermatology Consultants we have a number of highly effective ways to help correct sun damage for healthier and more radiant skin. These include:
At Dermatology Consultants we sell a number of high quality sunscreens in our offices that will protect your face and body from the sun’s harmful rays. We recommend wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 on your face daily and SPF 50 on your body anywhere it’s exposed. Learn more about sunscreen and discover some of our recommended sunscreens.
Our skilled and experienced dermatologists have a number of laser tools available to them to help reverse sun damage. The CO2RE laser resurfaces your skin by targeting both superficial and deeper layers of your skin. Pulsed dye laser is particularly effective for chronic sun damage. Q-switched Alexandrite laser treatments are frequently used to treat age spots that occur as a result of sun exposure. Learn more about cosmetic laser treatments.
Silkpeel is an innovative therapy that exfoliates, vacuums away dead skin cells, oil and debris and infuses your skin with nourishing serums all at once. Silkpeel treatments are completely customizable to your skin’s unique needs and the amount and type of sun damage being treated. Learn more about Silkpeel.
Our estheticians offer mild to medium-depth chemical peels to resurface and rejuvenate your skin. Visible signs of sun damage can be removed through peels, and depending on the specific problems that need to be treated our estheticians will create a plan that’s tailored to you, even combining different types of peels for maximum effectiveness. Learn more about peels at Dermatology Consultants.
Fraxel DUAL is a safe, non-ablative laser treatment that resurfaces damaged skin. It works through microscopic columns of laser light that highly target damaged cells, leaving the healthy tissue nearby untouched. This stimulates rapid healing and produces fresh, healthy skin with improved texture and radiance. Learn more about Fraxel DUAL.