How to Treat Sun Damaged Skin effectively

You’ve probably always heard that too much sun is harmful to your skin, and it really is.  The sun breaks down the connective tissue of the skin and destroys elastin and collagen. Theloss of these vital proteinscauses the skin to become thin, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as blemishes such as age spots and sun spots. This article looks at how to treat sun damaged skin, and restore the glow and freshness to your skin.

If your skin has suffered damage because of excess sun exposure all is not lost, because there are ways to reverse those effects. Laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels, are 2 of the most effective solutions for sun damage.

CO2 lasers for Laser skin resurfacing

Fractional CO2 laser treatment is one of the best ways to reverse sun damage. Fractional lasers do not resurface the entire upper layer of the skin, but instead target specific zones and leaves other areas untouched. As a result, healing takes place at a faster rate. CO2 lasers also stimulate collagen, and this helps to produce tighter skin as time passes. The lasers also minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Chemical Peels

Medical grade peels can also reverse sun damage, as they improve the complexion of the skin. Chemical peels reduce pigmentation, and they also give the skin a glowing appearance, as they remove the dull upper layerthat has dead skin cells and other debris.

These treatments for sun damaged skin are simple to do, and require a downtime of approximately 2 weeks.

Patients in Orange County can contact Song Plastic Surgery for more information about how to treat sun damaged skin. Dr. Song can be contacted at 949-701-4454, or via the web at

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