Sun-damaged skin can leave you looking older than your actual age. If you are in need of sun damage correction, you can reverse the effects of the damage with one or more treatment methods that are designed to rejuvenate the skin and leave you with a more youthful appearance.
Sun damage often happens to the skin when melanin begins to concentrate in spots. Melanin is the substance that adds pigment to your skin. Its level will increase in response to sun exposure. This is the skin’s way of protecting itself against the sun’s UV rays, which can be harmful.
When you spend time in the sun working on your tan, you are actually increasing the melanin level in the skin. Ideally, when you tan, the skin will darken evenly across the entire surface that has been exposed to the sun. However, when this is repeated over the years, the melanin will not continue to be evenly dispersed throughout the skin. Instead, it will begin to gather in small places at concentrated levels. This is what causes those unwanted dark spots to form. Unlike a tan that will eventually fade, these spots will be permanent unless some type of treatment is given to remove them.
There are a number of treatments our provider can make available to you that will help to disperse the concentrated melanin and cause the spots to lessen in appearance. Many individuals choose laser therapy for such purposes. Lasers can be used for treating sun damage and other unwanted skin imperfections. When used to remove dark spots, the energy will cause the melanin to disperse and eventually fade or go away completely.
You should be happy to know that with sun damage correction at our office, we can provide as much as 80% reduction of the sun-damaged area. This can make a huge difference in your overall appearance, giving you that glowing, blemish-free skin that you so desire.
If you are paying the price today for too much time spent in the sun in the past, you should schedule some time with our skin care professional at the office of Dr. James DeStephens in order to discuss the benefits of sun damage correction more fully. Our office is located in Gainesville. Contact us today to book a consultation for sun damage correction!