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How Can I Treat Sun Damage?

Do you enjoy soaking up the sun? If you do, it’s important to be careful, because continuous sun exposure can damage your skin. Too much sun can lead to skin issues such as discoloration, wrinkles, and dryness. If you are wondering how to treat sun damage, there is good news, because several effective treatment options are available.

Sun damage can be treated using procedures such as chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, or broadband light. The treatment recommended for sun damage will depend on the severity of the damage, as well as the patient’s skin tone and skin type.

We take a look at these options below:

  • Chemical peels improve the appearance of sun damaged skin, by using a chemical solution to exfoliate old skin cells. Once the older outer layer is removed, the new skin that regenerates is fresher, clearer, and has fewer wrinkles. Chemical peels are an excellent solution for wrinkles and fine lines, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Laser skin resurfacing using light energy to remove damaged skin. There are a variety of laser technologies out there, including the innovative Halo fractional hybrid laser. The Halo is an advanced skin resurfacing option that combines non-ablative and ablative laser energy, to simultaneously treat the outer layer of skin, while stimulating new collagen in the deep dermal layer. Halo treats skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, skin laxity, and wrinkles.
  • Broad band light BBL is an advanced intense pulsed light system. BBL emits waves of light energy that is absorbed by the dermis, resulting in cell turnover and skin renewal. BBL treats uneven skin tone, age spots, skin laxity, and more.

Are you ready to reverse sun damage? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Philadelphia metro area, Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, P.C., is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.plymouthmeetingdermatology.com, or by calling (610) 828-0400.

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