Are you suffering from sun damaged skin? Lazing in the warm summer sun can be blissful and invigorating, but the hot temperatures can be hard on your skin. The UV rays of the sun dry out the skin and result in early signs of aging, but it’s possible to remove summer sun damage with laser treatments.
Signs of summer sun damage
Hyperpigmentation is a common form of sun damage that is characterized by the darkening of the skin, due to the overproduction of melanin. Hyperpigmentation typically shows up on the skin as brown spots, freckles, or age spots. Other signs of sun damage include wrinkles, loose skin, rough texture, and blotches.
How lasers remove summer sun damage
Lasers emit a concentrated beam of light energy that penetrates the deep layers of the skin, and removes the pigmented areas. The thermal heat also stimulates the production of collagen, which gives the skin a more youthful appearance.
Syneron-Candela GentleLase PRO for sun damage
There are a variety of laser technologies on the market for treating sun damaged skin, including the advanced Syneron-Candela GentleLase PRO. The GentleLase PRO is a precise laser that selectively targets the pigmented areas, without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue.
There is minimal downtime after GentleLase PRO. The pigmented areas are initially darker after treatment, and then gradually lighten and fade from view within a few weeks. It typically takes 2 sessions to achieve the desired results.
The GentleLase PRO laser treatment is a safe, comfortable procedure that takes about 30 minutes to perform.
Are you interested in laser treatment for sun damage? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Tupelo, MS area, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.drmarkcraig.com, or by calling 662-377-6290.