Every summer, millions of people bask in the sun. Regrettably, this activity has the potential to do terrible things to your skin. Not only does it make you a candidate for skin cancer, but the sun’s rays also speed up the ageing process of your skin. The more sun exposure you’ve had throughout your life, the higher the chance you have to develop long-lasting “sun spots.”
Most Australians have sun damage from anywhere from freckles, wrinkles, discolouration to irregular skin texture.
Luckily, aestheticians and dermatologists in Australia can offer their patients a broad range of solutions from in-office lasers that vaporize the upper layer of skin to topical bleaching treatments that lighten the discolouration.
In this article, we’re going to advise you on reversing the effects of the sun so you can look as radiant and youthful for as long as possible.
6 Ways to Correct Sun Damage to your Skin
The best treatment for sun damage is decided by the kind of damage itself.
IPL Laser for Minimal Sun Spots andFreckles
– IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) lasers are useful for getting rid of both red and brown pigmentation spots. Freckles symbolize the least severe type of sun damage, although some people find the look of their colour and quantity unappealing. The treatment also triggers collagen production, so skin looks smoother and healthier, with an even tone.
Kojic Acid or Hydroquinone for Brown Age Spots – Age spots are different from freckles because they are much larger. They can range in colour from brown to nearly black. For brown spots, kojic acid or hydroquinone can be used topically with Retin-A to help minimize discoloration.
Fractional CO2 Lasers for Severe Age Spots – Severe age spots require a deeper, more intrusive treatment. A laser can be used to erase the outer layer of skin. The treatment stimulates the body to produce collagen, and new, healthy skin is created during healing.
Injectables and Fillers for Wrinkles and Fine Lines
– Wrinkles and fine lines develop when sun damage causes a separation of elastin and collagen. Injections of collagen-stimulating fillers and hyaluronic acid fillers help to repair fullness and volume. Dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables hide sun damage. They do not repair or reverse it.
Chemical Peels Help Irregular Skin Texture
– Skin that has been over-exposed to the sun can look weathered, and dull. An in-clinic chemical peel or regular at-home exfoliation combined with a prescription-strength retinoid cream will help smooth even blotchy skin.
Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment for Red Broken Blood Vessels
– Accumulative sun damage steals the skin of its capability to repair; the redness lingers beneath the skin and blood vessels. Lasers are useful for removing redness as they target the hemoglobin in the blood, the very thing that causes redness in the first place.
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