Many people have a love/hate relationship with sunshine. Who doesn’t love feeling the warmth of those beautiful UV rays when the weather begins to warm up after a long winter! We could bask in that glow all day, every day! And that is exactly what many people had done in their youth before they realized just how bad UV exposure was for their skin. If the folly of your younger years has caught up with you in the form of sun spots, aka age spots, there is hope for change – a lot of hope.
At Utah Facial Plastics, we understand that age-related concerns don’t always call for a surgical procedure. Sun damage has been reported to come to the right after lines and wrinkles as a top concern of women. The good news is that there are numerous methods of restoring the vibrant nature of the skin using innovative technologies.
Here are a few of them . . .
Good Skin Care
We encourage the implementation of a good, professional skin care regimen for every person who wants to support the function and regeneration of healthy skin cells. Our office carries SkinMedica products that enliven and nourish the skin. Whether before or after an in-office skin rejuvenating treatment, the use of SkinMedica skin care is a valuable step toward preserving the beautiful skin.
There is a large variety of chemical peel treatments available to brighten and revive the skin. Light peels can be obtained on a lunch hour because they cause no significant redness. Medium and deeper peels may require a day or two of special protection against UV exposure and environmental contaminants. Generally speaking, a deeper peel will achieve better results more quickly.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
This method of skin resurfacing is gentler than traditional CO2 resurfacing due to its scattering of energy on the skin. Tiny pinpoint “wounds” abrade the uppermost layer of tissue, which can result in redness that subsides over a few days. In addition to correcting sun damage, this method of rejuvenation is also a good solution for men and women wanting to minimize pore size and the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Sun damage doesn’t have to give you the blues. Schedule your visit with our friendly team to discover the optimal treatment for your skin.