Sunburn. Everybody gets it, some more than others. It seems like such an innocent thing, but even a mild sunburn inflicts sun damage to your skin. Should it concern you? Can it be corrected? Let’s find out.
The Dangers of Sun Damage
According to Skincancer.org, “Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the [U.S.] and worldwide.” It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70. Having just 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk. Aside from the potential to develop cancer, sun damage is also responsible for:
- Faster aging, especially on the face
- Skin texture changes
- More rapid appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
With sun damage being behind the more than 9,500 cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States daily, skin health and sun damage treatment (plus prevention) has never been more important.
Repairing Sun Damage
There are many options for repairing sun damage. Microdermabrasion is an aesthetic treatment. It works by removing the outermost skin layer and thereby encouraging the body to produce new healthy, vibrant skin. While it could potentially be useful for minor sun damage, a combination of aesthetic and deeper targeted laser treatments can provide more beneficial results for other cases.
We often use BBL and Halo to reverse the visible effects of sun damage. In some cases, laser and microdermabrasion can be used in combination to revitalize the skin.
Prevention and Maintenance
Detecting and treating sun damage is an essential step to healthier, more youthful skin. Preventing further damage and maintaining your results is another. Sun exposure can age your skin prematurely, which is why something as seemingly simple as sunscreen is vital to preserving the health and youthfulness of your skin.
At Dermacare, we specialize in using some of the most cutting-edge, non-invasive technology for repairing sun damage. Our medical experts are well versed in the most beneficial aesthetic treatments, as well as the products and schedules available for maintaining your desired results. Keeping your skin healthy and young is our passion. What sun damage or skincare questions can we answer for you?