17 Feb

Tips for Repairing Damage from UV Exposure

Whether it is the result of too many days spent in the sun, or too many trips to the tanning bed, UV damage can show up early in life and make your skin appear much older than it is. Wrinkles, sunspots, dryness, and uneven tone are just a few of the major types of damage that over exposure to UV rays can cause. When it comes to repairing these types of skin damage, there are several options for treatments.

For Facial Skin Repair

Microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and chemical peels are the three most common categories of dermatological restorations procedures. Each has its own pros and cons, and depending on the degree of sun damage and depth of restoration needed it may require more than one type of procedure to achieve the desired results.

Laser treatments for example, can also be used to help improve the appearance of wrinkles as well as provide a rejuvenated complexion and younger looking skin.

Microdermabrasion therapy can remove layers of damaged skin and promote healthy skin to regrow. It can also be used to help even skin tone and reduce the appearance of blemishes and minor scars.

Chemical peels, similar to microdermabrasion, can help remove layers of dead and damaged skin to help freshen the appearance of skin.

In addition to common methods of repair, micro-needle therapy can help restore the appearance of UV damaged skin without breaking the epidermis. Other less invasive cosmetic procedures include plasma treatments, which have immediate and  continual effects.

High Frequency Rejuvenation Therapy

Using well perfected high frequency treatments, many skin blemishes can be reduced in appearance or removed entirely. These blemishes include sun spots and other pigment abnormalities that can be caused by over exposure to UV rays.

Total Skin Health and Restoration

In addition to pigment correction, proper nutrition and hydration are vital to restoring the appearance of skin. When it comes to youthful looking skin, the proper balance of hydration and vitamins is key. Drinking plenty of fluids, eating the right foods, taking supportive supplements, and using balanced moisturizing products are all elements to consider for total skin health. Damaged skin can take months or years to properly repair and maintain. Cosmetic procedures can help undo a lot of the negative effects of over exposure to sunlight, but it alone cannot fully correct them. For that, a comprehensive approach to skin health inside and out is required.