Repairing Sun-Damaged Skin With Laser Resurfacing
Many of us spent our youth playing at the pool or on the beach without giving sun protection a thought. Those carefree days can lead to skin damaged by the sun. What you thought were just signs of aging are actually symptoms of photoaging. The next time you look in the mirror, check and see if you see any of these markers of sun damage.
- Dry skin. The sun’s rays damage the skin’s ability to make and hold moisture. The sun also destroys collagen. This may cause fine lines, rough texture, and deeper wrinkles.
- Hyperpigmentation. When skin is exposed to UV rays, it triggers the skin to create more melanin. Sun spots and melasma are the end result.
- Sagging skin. UV rays not only degrade collagen, but it also weakens the elastin fibers in the skin. This leads to sagging and crepey looking skin.
Repairing The Damage
Sun avoidance and protection are important to prevent further damage. But there are things you can do now to repair your skin that doesn’t involve scalpels. One of the best non-surgical treatments for sun-damaged skin is laser resurfacing.
Laser resurfacing addresses most signs of sun damage.
- Brown spots.
- Fine Lines.
- Loose and creepy skin.
- Rough skin texture.
Laser resurfacing triggers your skin to make more of its natural collagen. This makes skin appear plumper and more youthful. It also has a tightening effect, and skin appears more radiant. If you have other skin concerns like acne scarring, it will help that too.
The treatment usually takes less than an hour, and the results last for a long time. Nothing will prevent the march of Father Time. But laser resurfacing will help restore the skin you once took for granted. Contact Ciao Bella Medical Spa today and schedule an appointment to learn if laser resurfacing is right for you.