No matter how hard you tried to keep the UV rays off your skin this summer, chances are your skin may need still need a tune-up. As we head into autumn, rest assured you have a number of ways to protect, repair, replenish and help your skin look its very best.
The first issue to address with sun damage is moisture. The sun actually damages skin cells in a way that they no longer hold water, resulting in a dull, dry outer layer. A chemical peel is a great way to lift and remove these aged and damaged cells, revealing the healthier, more hydrated cells beneath.
Your skin may have also experienced damage that goes deeper than the upper layer, giving the appearance of brown spots (sun spots) and wrinkles. This type of sun damage may require treatment with photofacials, broad-band light energy that penetrates the skin surface to help correct age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, tiny veins and certain other blemishes. In addition to evening the skin’s appearance, the photofacial actually stimulates the growth of collagen, helping healthier new skin grow.
Naturally, the best defense against sun-damaged skin is a good offense. Our most important recommendation is always best to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Want to learn more about repairing sun-damaged skin in Denver? Call Atagi Plastic Surgery & Atagi Skin Aesthetics at 303.327.7300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.