How Do You Treat Sun Damaged Skin?

rejuvenationMost of the time, people take their skin for granted and do all sorts of things that can actually be classified as abuse to it. Unknowingly, people cause damage to their skin by engaging in activities like sunbathing or exposing themselves in the outdoors for too long without proper skin protection. The damage that overexposure to the sun is called photoaging.

Skin damaged by the sun can cause a person to look older than his or her ideal appearance at his or her age. Prolonged exposure to the sun causes the skin to discolor, become coarse, leathery, and dry, and develop wrinkles.

When consulting a health professional like a Beverly Hills dermatologist, most people will even go as far as reasoning that their jobs require them to stay out in the sun, so avoiding photoaging by staying indoors is virtually impossible. Thus, here are some remedies that may help improve the condition of skin damaged by the sun:

  • Injecting specific muscles with Botox (Botulinum toxin), a complex protein that prevents the formation of wrinkles and skin creases.

  • Chemical peels can prevent skin discoloration and promote more even skin pigmentation as the regeneration of the skin is encouraged.

  • Injections of hyaluronic acids , such as Restylane, Belotero and Juvederm can make the skin appear fuller due to the natural loss of volume due to aging..

  • Micro Dermabrasion involves an electrical machine, exfoliating the top layer of skin to let newer, healthier cells emerge. This gives the skin a smoother and fresher look.

  • High-energy laser can also be used to minimize the appearance of scars and wrinkles brought by sun damage.

  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a simple procedure that removes pigmentation from sun damage while improving the texture and tone of your skin.

The Kopelson Clinic recommends Nd:YAG, Regenlite Smart Pulse Laser , VBeam and IPL treatments.  These are all excellent non-invasive ways to treat red spots and brown spots. Recently these procedures have been perfected in such a way that they do not injure the skin’s surface; hence, discomfort and downtime are kept to a minimum. Pearl™ laser resurfacing, a laser peeling procedure is also a great way to repair sun damaged skin.

Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions to address each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.

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