Sun Damage & Brown Spots

What is Sun Damage?

Sun Damaged Skin (Photoaging)

Photoaging is the premature aging of skin due to ongoing exposure to ultraviolet A (UVA) & ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Photodamage can occurs from natural UV radiation exposure from the sun & artificial UV light sources (tanning beds & sun lamps).

Skins protection mechanism from damaging effects of the sun, skin makes more brown pigment, called melanin.

That extra melanin is what creates a suntan. Sometimes skin doesn't make melanin evenly. As a result, the skin's coloring, called pigmentation, looks patchy. The sun may also cause small blood vessels to stretch, giving skin a blotchy appearance.

Sun Damage Treatment

Laser Treatment

Laser therapies such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL & Limelight) and Laser Genesis can help break up melanocytes and lighten the skin.

Topical Treatment

Certain medications such as a topical retinoid medication (like tretinoin) can be prescribed to even out your skin tone & address roughness as well as fine lines that result from photoaging. Topical creams can help reduce melanocytes (dark skin cells) from over producing and can lighten dark pigments.

Please wear sunscreen as skin is hyper sensitive to the sun during topical treatments.

Chemical Peels & Microdermabrasion

Chemical peels and microdermabrasion have the ability do slowly & gently lighten pigmented skin layers.

By applying a chemical substance like trichloroacetic acid or glycolic acid to the skin, skin care specialists can remove brown spots, actinic keratoses, & improve the tone plus texture of photoaged skin.

Please wear sunscreen as skin is hyper sensitive to the sun during chemical treatments

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