Best Treatments for Sun Damaged Skin

Every time you go outside without a full-spectrum sunscreen, the skin is bombarded by UV rays. They alter DNA and gradually break down collagen and elastin. Over time, this solar radiation causes serious damage to the epidermis while depleting essential fatty acids.

While many think of bronzed skin as a sign of vitality and good health, it’s a form of mild sun damage. Cumulative exposure to UV rays causes premature aging of the skin– resulting in dark spots, spider veins, fine lines, a ruddy complexion, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation.

At Dallas Dermatology Partners, we offer a variety of non-invasive procedures to repair and rejuvenate photo-aged skin with minimal downtime. If you’re 25 or 55, it’s never too late to improve the health and radiance of your skin. Correct irregular pigmentation, rough texture, wrinkles, and other concerns with these non-invasive treatments for sun-damaged skin.

BBL Photo Facial for Sun Damaged Skin

IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. An BBL photofacial is ideal for patients who want measurable results without a lot of downtime. This treatment uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat hyperpigmentation, broken blood vessels, large pores, and uneven skin tone. Temporary redness is the only side effect of this skin rejuvenation procedure that produces a more radiant, even-toned complexion.

Lasers

Our highly skilled dermatologists often recommend a laser resurfacing treatment for sun damage, whether on the face, neck, chest, or hands. Laser skin resurfacing can eliminate or improve the appearance of sunspots, melasma, fine lines, redness, and dull texture without a lengthy recovery. The Halo Laser  is more comfortable that traditional fractional lasers and can deliver impressive results in just one treatment.

Microneedling

Microneedling is one of the best treatments for sun-damaged skin and a terrific option for patients new to cosmetic dermatology. This 30-minute procedure utilizes a pen-like tool to make tiny pricks in the skin. In the coming days and weeks, collagen synthesis increases as the skin repairs itself and gradually becomes smoother and firmer. Microneedling is a cost-effective way to improve the appearance of wrinkles and sunspots.

Chemical Peel for Sun Damage

Chemical peels effectively correct irregular pigmentation, fine lines, and textural problems resulting from years of extended sun exposure. Typically, most patients will benefit from a series of 2-3 peels formulated with different acids to address specific complexion concerns. In addition, a chemical peel remedies summer skin damage by removing the outer layer of old skin cells.

Microdermabrasion

If bumpy, rough texture is your chief complaint, microdermabrasion promises dramatic results with virtually zero downtime. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion procedures that simply exfoliated, our practice features the DiamondGlow™ system that uses water to push potent actives and serums as it buffs away dull skin cells.

Genius RF Microneedling

RF microneedling is a more advanced version of microneedling that utilizes radiofrequency energy to address a number of concerns caused by UV exposure. Safe for patients with fair to dark skin tones, RF microneedling can be used on the face, neck, décolletage, chest, and other parts of the body to improve skin tone and minimize the appearance of scars, wrinkles and fine lines. The Genius microneedling radio frequency treatment tones and tightens photo-aged skin by boosting collagen and elastin production. While many patients see measurable improvements after the first session, most will benefit from a series of three treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

The Right Treatment for Your Skin Type

A board-certified dermatologist can improve the health of your skin and develop a treatment plan to help address age spots, wrinkling, laxity, actinic keratoses, and other signs of cumulative sun damage. Call today to book your Dallas dermatology appointment.

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