With summer days underway, it may feel good to soak up some vitamin D. But UV rays, the source of up to 80-90% of all the visible signs of aging and damaged skin cells, are harming the body’s aesthetics and health. Fortunately, healing sun-damaged skin and experiencing rejuvenation is possible—it’s time for a skin health intervention! By incorporating smart skincare and treatments, you can achieve youthful, nourished skin that doesn’t bear signs of damage.
How the sun damages skin
Because UV rays are ever-present (yes, even on cloudy days!), overexposure can lead to long-term damage of both the skin cells and important fibers, like collagen and elastin. This damage culminates in a dull, wrinkled skin texture, and can eventually lead to problems like skin cancer. The single most important factor to minimize sun damage and premature aging is consistent prevention. Investing in medical grade sunscreen and skincare products, wearing sunglasses, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure are all ways to combat the harsh effects of the sun.
How chemical peels and the HydraFacial® MD heal your skin
If you have suffered from UV damage, you can still promote healthy rejuvenation, pairing an established sun protection routine with treatments like chemical peels and the HydraFacial MD.
During a chemical peel, an exfoliating solution is applied to the skin, encouraging peeling that feels like a mild sunburn. As your skin heals, cells regenerate, promoting your body’s natural collagen and hyaluronic acid production for younger, suppler skin. Most peels target the epidermis, the topmost layer of skin, encouraging healthy skin formation while minimizing discoloration, sunspots, wrinkles, and fine lines. Chemical peels can enhance the effectiveness of your skincare products, so pair nourishment, like moisturizer, with your peel for optimal results. Since skin is especially vulnerable to sun damage after a chemical peel, plan accordingly. Choose to get a chemical peel after a beach vacation rather than before one.
For patients who seek overall skin improvement without the minimal recovery period of a chemical peel, the HydraFacial MD may be right for them. Using patented technology, the HydraFacial treatment uses a spiral, suction tip to cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities, and release nourishing peptides, and instantly reveal healthier, younger skin. Discoloration, elasticity, firmness, oiliness, and overall texture and tone can all be improved through this innovative 4-in-1 technology. For patients with even the most damaged skin, this treatment, combining four types of rejuvenation, offers a comprehensive solution. Just remember, preventing future damage is just as important for skin health—if not more!
You can maximize your health and beauty by pairing effective, preventative measures against UV damage, like daily wear sunscreen, with treatments to heal aged, wrinkled skin. If you are interested in learning more about our services or medical grade skincare offerings, call us today to schedule an appointment at (920) 857-2220. We look forward to helping you create a comprehensive plan for your best skin health!