As diligent as we may be about protecting our skin from the sun, the truth is that it can be hard to avoid sun exposure, especially in sunny Florida. If your skin got a little too much sun this summer and is showing signs of sun damage, don’t worry — IPL therapy can restore a smooth, even complexion.
Signs of Sun Damaged Skin
Sun damage occurs when your skin is exposed to UV light for long periods of time, allowing that light to damage both the deep inner layers of your skin and the surface. Other than the classic signs of a sunburn on the surface, other signs of sun damage include dark spots, a dull, rough skin texture and even lines and wrinkles.
The best way to prevent sun damage is to wear daily sunscreen, even as summer winds down.
How IPL Therapy Treats Sun Damage
When it comes to treating sun damaged skin, IPL therapy options such as broadband light (BBL) photofacials are some of the best available. IPL/BBL therapy uses pulses of broad-spectrum light, rather than laser energy, to correct a range of skin concerns at once.
IPL therapy is generally gentler on the skin than laser resurfacing, making it an ideal treatment option for pigmentation problems such as age spots, uneven skin tone and redness. Additionally, IPL/BBL therapy can treat acne scars, vascular lesions and wrinkles.
Think a BBL photofacial could be right for you? Call our Sarasota office at 941-955-8384 or contact us online to schedule a time to speak with one of our knowledgeable skincare professionals about your skin’s unique needs.