If too much sun has left its mark on your skin, it’s possible to reverse the sun damage and make it younger and healthier again. Age spots, sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, are some of the typical signs of sun damaged skin. There are now a range of treatment options available to correct these skin issues, so it’s best to consult with your physician if you want to know how to treat sun damaged skin.
Depending on how severe the sun damage is, your skin may either require a superficial treatment option, or a solution that goes deeper. The Micro Laser Peel is a less invasive treatment, while ProFractional laser skin surfacing is a more aggressive option for serious sun damage.
The MicroLaser Peel
removes the outer layer of the skin, getting rid of dead skin cells and other surface debris. The build-up of skin cells makes the skin look dull, and also makes wrinkles appear deeper. Removing this layer eliminates blemishes, and softens wrinkles and fine lines.
ProFractional laser resurfacing
is a more invasive procedure, as it penetrates deep into the dermal layer of the skin. The laser treats specific zones of the skin by creating very tiny holes in the dermis. ProFractional laser treatment reduces pores, and smooths out wrinkles. It also stimulates collagen, which helps to tighten the skin in the long term.
These skin care treatments require very little downtime, so you don’t have to be concerned about taking a lot of time off from work. After treatment, patients are usually advised to reduce sun exposure, apply SPF daily, and maintain a good skin care regime to help maintain results.