About Sun Damage Treatments
Long-term and repeated exposure to sunlight, particularly ultraviolet light, can result in cosmetic and medical skin problems known as sun damage. Sun damage can affect any area of the skin, but most commonly affects the face, hands, and arms, resulting in premature aging with sunspots, skin laxity, wrinkles, dry scaly patches, and in some cases, skin cancer. Skin damage can be avoided by wearing sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure, as well as by using cosmetic treatments.
Commonly asked questions about Sun Damage Treatments
Before undertaking any procedure, you will want to be confident in your knowledge. Find the details on Sun Damage Treatments here.
1. What are sun damage treatments?
Sun damage treatments can help with sun damage prevention, early signs of sun damage, and moderately sun-damaged skin. There are many different treatments available to help repair sun damage, and the method used to renew the skin will depend on the type of sun damage and the symptoms present. Treatments for sun damage can help to reduce the appearance of unwanted and uneven pigmentation, soften, and rejuvenate the skin, and promote new growth and texture.
3. What are the common treatments for sun damage?
Sun damage can be treated using a variety of methods, including non-surgical solutions, topical solutions, subdermal injectables, and pulsed light therapies. The type of treatment that is best for you will be determined by the extent of your sun damage. Some sun damage treatments include, but are not limited to:
- Broadband Light Therapy (BBL) – Broadband Light, also known as Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL), refers to laser treatments that can treat sun damage, fine facial wrinkles, brown pigmentation, and/or scattered blood vessels. This treatment works by emitting a broad spectrum of light on the area being treated, allowing it to penetrate deeper tissues and improve the skin’s colour & texture.
- Chemical Peels – This treatment helps to remove debris from facial skin without requiring a lengthy treatment or recovery period. Chemical peels are extremely versatile in treating a variety of issues such as sun damage, uneven skin tone, acne, and other conditions. All chemical peels are intended to gently remove the top layers of skin, revealing fresh, new skin cells beneath without requiring significant downtime.
- CO2 Fractional Laser – CO2 Fractional Laser is a light-based treatment used on the skin’s surface. The laser removes layers of skin tissue in columns or a fractionated pattern and resurfaces the upper layer of the dermis. This treatment reduces discoloration (including sun damage and age spots) while smoothing and tightening the skin.