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October 27, 2020

Sun Damage and Your Skin: What Can Be Done?

Did you know that sun damage is one of the major causes of aging skin? Too much sun exposure can lead to some of the most common skin problems, including age spots, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Yet limiting your time in the sun isn’t always possible, especially when you’re already facing the consequences of UV exposure. Fortunately, there are still ways to improve your skin’s appearance. Midwest Anti-Aging and Med Spa offers the most effective procedures to undo years of skin damage. Here’s what you should know about sun-damaged skin, and how our experts treat it. 

Signs of Sun Damaged Skin

If you’ve ever spent too much time in the sun, you are familiar with how UV exposure affects your skin, especially if you have fairer skin. But sun damage isn’t just short term. There are many long-term consequences of UV exposure, no matter what your skin tone is. Photoaging refers to the way the sun’s rays age our skin. Some of the most common issues include:

  • Hyperpigmentation. Many of us have experienced sunburns. However, sun damage can cause lasting hyperpigmentation, called melasma.  
  • Wrinkles and fine lines. Wrinkles are caused by natural facial movements, which is why many experts recommend using Botox to treat facial lines before they develop. However, sun exposure can also increase the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Age spots. Age spots, also called liver spots, are patches of dark skin that can appear anywhere on your body. 
  • Changes in skin texture. Repeated UV exposure can alter your skin’s texture, causing raised bumps and uneven skin.  

Some scientists pinpoint sun exposure as the cause of around 80 to 90 percent of our skin’s aging. It’s no wonder why avoiding the sun is recommended by experts. But what can you do if the damage is already done?

Managing Sun Damaged Skin at Our Med Spa

If you’ve noticed any signs of sun damage, talk to our team! There are many ways that we can reduce your skin’s sun damage. 

  • Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion has become increasingly popular in recent years. Celebrities and dermatologists alike have recognized its helpful capabilities at introducing a healthier, younger-looking layer of skin. Here’s how it works: a microdermabrasion exfoliates the outer layer of skin, getting rid of dead skin cells. You’ll enjoy a smoother complexion and facial texture. 
  • PRP Nonsurgical Facelift. Another option is to get a nonsurgical facelift. Also known as the vampire facial, this process involves using your body’s natural innate healing capabilities and applying it to the outer layer of skin. By inducing your healing process by pricking the outer layer of skin, our body releases a hormone that heals the skin, and in the process, heals any scarring or sun damage. 
  • Phototherapy Skin Rejuvenation. Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, uses light to reduce inflammation and stimulate oil production, leading to healthier-looking skin. 

Achieve Beautiful Skin at Midwest Anti-Aging and Med Spa 

Sun-damaged skin can truly compromise your confidence. Let our cosmetic experts at Midwest Anti-Aging help you on your journey to younger-looking skin. We have many services and products available that reduce the appearance of sun-damaged skin. If you’re ready for a consultation, call us today! Our physicians look forward to working with you. 

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