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Fix Sun Damage Now or You May See Wrinkles, Pigment and Skin Sag by Next Summer!

You had an active summer filled with patios, beach and volleyball. You wore sunscreen diligently so you think everything is fine. Your skin looks great, with no signs of aging…yet. 

What you may not realize is that even with regular sunscreen use you’re still vulnerable to UV exposure. No matter how good you are, the sun’s rays are really powerful. The biggest problem with sunscreen is that most people don’t apply enough, or they stay out in the sun longer than they should due to a false sense of security. 

Some experts also claim that sunscreen protects your skin from burning, but not necessarily from the UV damage. That’s because sunscreens may offer adequate protection from UVB rays which are responsible for burning, but not the UVA rays which penetrate deeper and cause all that DNA damage. 

How do we know this? Because we see it on 3D skin analysis scans. There’s definitely damage happening deep down, only it’s invisible to the naked eye. If you don’t do anything about it now, a year from now you may start to notice wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and texture issues. That’s your skin aging!

Why Sun Damage Isn’t Noticeable Right Away

Long-term damage due to sun exposure is called photoaging. Experts believe that 80% of skin aging is premature, caused by the sun. It occurs when UV (ultraviolet radiation) penetrates the skin, causing irreversible damage to your skin’s DNA. Since it occurs in the deepest layers of the skin — the dermis — photoaging can take years to become visible on the surface.

Photoaging is also cumulative, which means it adds with each passing year. So if you didn’t address this year’s summer’s damage in a timely manner, next year it will be twice as bad. Basically, it becomes compounded (like interest) each year. 

It gets even worse. As we age our bodies become less efficient at bouncing back from this type of damage. That’s why sun-induced age spots, wrinkles and sagging skin are most pronounced in people between the ages of 50 to 60 (and older).

 Obvious and Not-So-Obvious Signs of Sun Damage and Photoaging

  • Lines and wrinkles

  • Hyperpigmentation such as dark spots, melasma and freckles

  • Rough, uneven skin texture and tone

  • Coarse, dry and dehydrated skin

  • Red, rough scaly spots (called actinic keratosis)

  • Lip lesions (called actinic cheilitis)

  • Spider veins (broken capillaries around nose, cheeks and other ares)

  • Rosacea-like redness and blotchy skin

  • Poikiloderma of Civatte is a condition that turns the skin reddish-brown

  • Precancerous lesions and skin cancer

Repair, Reverse, Restore: Top 3 Treatments to Undo Summer Damage

The news is not all bad when it comes to treating sun damage. Fortunately, it’s possible to prevent and even reverse many of the conditions above. We recommend the following minimally-invasive procedures:   

Halo Laser Resurfacing

  • Hybrid fractional laser to reverse sun damage, dark spots, texture, lines and wrinkles.

  • 3-4 sessions recommended. 

  • Suitable for all ages and skin types.   

  • Book Your Halo Treatment this September to save $400

Perfect Derma Peel 

  • Medium-deep TCA peel that removes sun damage to reveal a flawless complexion. Also very effective for smoothing acne scars, lines and texture.

  • 2-4 sessions recommended. 

  • Suitable for all ages and skin types.

BioRePeel - New to Spotless Laser! 

  • Gentle TCA peel that is non-photosensitive, with minimal downtime. New technology works from the inside out to repair, and revitalize skin while boosting collagen and elastin. 

  • 3-6 sessions recommended.

  • Suitable for all ages and skin types, especially younger skin. 

We invite you to book your complimentary consultation at Spotless later to get started with preventing and reversing sun damage today.