Best Facial Sun Damage Treatments
Until recently, deliberately exposing our skin to the sun or tanning beds to achieve a desired “base tan” or tone was widely accepted. However, with our improved understanding of the long-term effects of sun exposure, we now know that these practices can cause significant facial sun damage. Unfortunately, many of us have accumulated decades of sun exposure and are now dealing with the resulting damage, including brown age spots, excessive freckling, and a leathery appearance. In addition, prolonged exposure to the sun can increase the risk of skin cancers, which require removal and reconstruction.
What causes sun damage?
How can I reverse sun damage?
We are exposed to damaging sun rays daily, even when driving to and from work or the store. Men and women with more unprotected exposure to the sun or tanning beds are at the most significant risk for developing facial sun damage, sun-related aging, and skin cancer.
Age spots occur in various colors, from light brown to red and even dark red or black. They appear as flat, uneven, dark patches on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and other areas regularly exposed to the sun. Sun damage may also impact the skin’s texture, leaving it uneven and sometimes rough.
Chemical peels and laser treatments effectively treat facial sun damage like age spots. Chemical peels and laser treatments induce controlled injury directed at the unwanted pigment, triggering the body’s natural healing process to fade the spots. An overall leathery appearance can be smoothed and rejuvenated with lasers and chemical peels. Both are popular treatments for wrinkles, sun damage, and scarring.