SUN DAMAGE AFFECTING YOUR APPEARANCE? TRY SKIN RESURFACING
Although summer is almost over, the skin damage acquired from overexposure of the sun can last for a very long time. While there are immediate effects like sun burns, there can also be even longer effects: sun damage can cause sun spots, hyperpigmentation, dry flaky skin, and accelerate the development of fine lines and wrinkles. What’s worse is that sun damage can deplete collagen production in the skin, thus reducing the skin’s firmness and elasticity. That’s why people turn to skin resurfacing, one of the most reliable ways to fight back and reverse the effects of sun damage:
WHY SKIN RESURFACING?
When your skin gets damaged, the outer layer of skin bears the brunt of it. That means that by removing the outer layer of skin, you can help remove imperfections caused by aging and sun damage. That’s what skin resurfacing does: one way or another, the top layer of the epidermis and the dermis is removed to reveal fresher, newer skin.
WHAT’S LASER SKIN RESURFACING?
Don’t let the name intimidate you, laser skin resurfacing has been used for decades as a reliable form of skin rejuvenation. The most commonly used lasers are erbium and CO2 lasers. People like laser skin resurfacing because it’s very precise in targeting and removing problem areas. Once your skin has healed, healthy skin starts to form. Laser skin resurfacing is perfect to reduce acne scars, signs of aging, and blotchy skin.
WHAT ABOUT CHEMICAL PEELS?
When you think about a spa day with the girls, you usually think of a chemical peel, too. Chemical Peels are solutions applied to the face so that the outer layers of skin will blister and peel off. Chemical peels come in different strengths, the stronger it is, the deeper it reaches into the skin. It can be combined with facials or other exfoliation techniques for maximum effect.
You’ve probably heard about it before—dermabrasion is what happens when we wash our faces using soap with little beads in them. Dermabrasion works by physically removing the outer layers of skin, usually through an abrasive tool, thus triggering the body’s healing process and regenerating new skin.
The point of skin resurfacing is to shed the oils, dirt, dead skin and other imperfections of the outer layer of skin. After that, our body’s natural healing process starts to encourage growth and regenerate fresher skin. So that you don’t interrupt this healing process, you need to be careful, avoid more sun damage, and take care of your sensitive skin. Want to explore your options for the best kind of skin resurfacing? Contact Dr. Evan Beale now for a consultation.