Sun exposure is the leading cause of virtually all signs of premature aging, including lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, dark spots and uneven skin texture. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the collagen and elastin that give your skin its firm, youthful structure and ability to snap back into place.
Sun damage can also cause pigmentation problems such as “age spots” and uneven skin tone, as well as visible vascularity in the skin. This can include general redness or small visible vessels, in addition to a rough skin texture or dull-looking skin.
What Are Sun Damage Treatments?
The best sun damage treatments work to reverse and prevent signs of aging caused by sun exposure. Two of the most effective sun damage treatments include a customized skincare regimen and broadband (BBL) therapy:
- Medical grade skincare — Consistent use of a personalized skincare regimen aimed at targeting dark spots, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, redness and other signs of sun damage is an essential part of your overall sun damage treatment.
- BBL light therapy — Broadband light therapy is an effective treatment for redness, uneven skin tone, dark spots and more. It targets deeper layers of skin to trigger cell renewal without damaging the surface of your skin.
Sun Damage Treatments at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics
Our team of highly skilled and experienced skincare professionals here at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics is committed to providing customized sun damage treatment plans to help women and men in Southwest Florida and beyond achieve a smooth, healthy-looking complexion. We are proud to offer the most sun damage treatment options at our state-of-the-art facility.
If you are interested in learning more about us or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our highly trained professionals, please feel free to contact us online or call our Sarasota office at 941-955-8384.
Am I a Candidate?
You could be an excellent candidate for sun damage treatments if you wish to improve the appearance of common signs of sun damage, which include:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Sagging skin
- Dark spots
- Dull, lackluster skin tone
- Rough, uneven skin texture
Keep in mind that you will need to avoid future sun exposure and wear daily sunscreen in order to maintain your sun damage treatment results.
How Sun Damage Treatments Work
Different types of sun damage treatments work in slightly different ways to achieve a clear, smooth complexion. Some of the best medical grade skincare treatments for sun damage include skin-brightening products like vitamin C and kojic acid, retinoids, barrier repair moisturizers and, of course, sunscreen.
Broadband light therapy, a type of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, works to treat dark spots, redness and more by delivering pulses of light to the targeted area(s). This process stimulates your skin’s natural production of collagen and other important components, as well as triggers the natural cell renewal process.
Generally speaking, sun damage treatment results develop gradually over time as they begin to stimulate collagen and elastin growth. However, your results will depend on the specific treatment(s) you’ve selected.
Pair your personalized skincare regimen and in-office sun damage treatments with healthy lifestyle habits like daily SPF use, healthy eating, a regular exercise routine and healthy sleeping habits to prolong your results and maintain healthy-looking skin.
Sun Damage FAQ
What is the best treatment for sun damage?
The best treatment for sun damage will depend on the specific symptoms you are looking to treat. Two of the most effective sun damage treatments include a personalized skincare routine that includes daily SPF and broadband light therapy.
Is it too late to reverse sun damage?
No, it’s not too late to reverse signs of sun damage and prevent new sun damage from forming. Coupled with good sun protection habits, a medical grade skincare regimen can help you address existing dark spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging caused by sun exposure.
How long do sun damage treatments last?
Sun damage treatments can be long-lasting if they are paired with good sun protection habits like wearing daily sunscreen and avoiding indoor and outdoor tanning. Maintaining a consistent anti-aging skincare routine can also help you maintain your same level of results following sun damage treatment.