Ways to Treat Sun Damaged Skin

So you didn’t wear sunscreen, and have the sun damaged skin to prove it. This type of skin damage is called photo aging, and often results in thicker, more leathery looking skin along with deep wrinkles and discoloration. It can be frustrating to deal with, but there is hope. Read on to find out how to lessen the damage with proven procedures that renew sun damaged skin.

Sun Damaged Skin Procedures

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Laser Skin Resurfacing: In this method, a high energy light gets rid of damage by burning it off. Now there is a newer method called Non-Ablative Resurfacing that combines the older method with electrical energy. It works just as well on wrinkles, but without hurting the top layers of skin.


Sun damaged skin repair depends a lot on the individual traits of the person. Age, weight, and general overall health including genetics will also determine recovery.

It is important to maintain a good skin care routine that includes one of the above treatments, or others like dermabrasion or Botulinum toxin type A injections (complex protein injections.) Moisturize as advised by the professional who performs your procedures, as he or she will be able to advise on what to use and how much of it to use.

And no matter how sun damaged you think your skin is, start using sunscreen. Ask for recommendations on sunscreen as well. With all this, your skin should be looking much better.