Sun Damage FAQs
Advanced Skincare MedCenter
Dermatology, Plastic, & Reconstructive Surgery in Los Angeles, Fullerton, & Newport Beach, CA
If you live in Southern California where it’s bright and sunny almost every day, wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine. While the sun can make you feel great, it also damages your skin, leading to premature aging and increases your risk of developing skin cancer. The physicians at Advanced Skincare MedCenter provide treatments to reduce the appearance of sun damage to restore the health and appearance of your skin. Appointments are available at their offices in Newport Beach and Fullerton, California. Call or book an appointment online today to learn about repairing sun damage.
What are signs of sun damage?
Believe it or not, a suntan is the first sign of sun damage. While that sunkissed glow might make you feel attractive, it’s your skin’s way of showing damage. Over time, the damage to your skin compounds and leads to a loss of elasticity and excess melanin production causing sun spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss. All the skin imperfections you associate with aging are exacerbated by sun damage.
How does the sun damage my skin?
The ultraviolet rays in sunlight break down and damage the elastin fibers in your skin. Elastin is the skin fiber that keeps your skin flexible and taut. When your elastin is damaged, your skin begins to sag and loses its ability to spring back into place.
UV rays also trigger the melanin in your skin. Melanin cells provide the color in your skin, and the UV rays can cause them to multiply, which leads to sunspots, discoloration, and potentially skin cancer.
What treatments are available to correct sun damage?
The dermatologists at Advanced Skincare MedCenter provide a variety of treatments to reduce signs of sun damage and restore your complexion.
ActiveFX, DeepFX, and TotalFX are fractional CO2 laser treatments to tighten your skin and reduce your wrinkles and fine lines. The lasers trigger collagen production to tighten the appearance of your skin.
ActiveFX, Diolite laser, and Revlite laser treatments are designed to break up excess melanin in your skin to reduce the appearance of sunspots and melasma. They’re also an effective treatment for spider veins and other skin discoloration concernss. SellasFX is designed to address hyperpigmentation concerns on darker skin tones.
The dermatologists provide IPL photofacials to reduce sun damage like brown and red age spots, spider veins, and fine lines. The treatment sends pulses of light into your skin, which is absorbed by areas of higher pigmentation. The IPL causes your age spots and other discoloration break up and fade away.
Venus Viva is a radiofrequency skin revitalization treatment to reduce your wrinkles, minimize your pores, and breakup skin discoloration. It also stimulates collagen production to tighten loose skin.
You can also choose from microdermabrasion, microneedling, Platelet-rich plasma injections, and other noninvasive, nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to improve the condition of your skin.
If you’re concerned about sun damage and premature signs of aging, call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about your options to restore your radiant and youthful complexion.