Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the best ways to prevent premature signs of aging and skin cancer. But what if your skin is already showing signs of damage? Fortunately, there are skincare treatments available that can help lessen the signs of sun damage. And this is the perfect time of year as we transition from summer into fall to discuss your options.
At Faces, PLLC in Ridgeland, MS, our Medical Aestheticians have a variety of treatments at their disposal to help rejuvenate, refresh, and reduce the visible signs of sun damage. Here are just a few ways we can help you address your concerns regarding premature aging as a result of sun damage.
Skincare and Facial Treatments
Some common signs of sun damage include sunspots, wrinkles, fine lines, melasma, dry spots, and rosacea. Some people are also known to develop actinic keratosis, a precancerous skin condition. Some of the most effective sun damage treatments offered at Faces include:
- Chemical Peel: Chemical peels remove the outer layer of the skin with the application of an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) or BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) in a gel-like consistency to the face. When removed after a few minutes, it reveals smoother and brighter skin beneath. Chemical peels are an excellent treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, sunspots, and pigmentation issues.
- Microneedling: Microneedling is one of our most popular services used to treat sun damage. Our skincare experts use a device called a SkinPen to create hundreds of microscopic channels in the skin, which in turn stimulates collagen production. As healing begins to occur, damaged skin cells are naturally shed and replaced by healthier ones, helping to smooth textural irregularities, and correct
- IPL (Intense Pulsed LIght): IPL is a great solution to help minimize the signs of sun damage, as well as some signs of aging. IPL works by penetrating the deep layers of the skin and promoting collagen growth. Heat energy produced by IPL destroys unwanted skin pigment irregularities caused by over exposure to the sun.
- Facials: At Faces, PLLC, we offer a variety of facials. From the Comprehensive Facial to the HydraFacial to the Diamond Glow, these treatments help rejuvenate, refresh, and renew your skin after a hot, dry summer in preparation for the cool winter months. Our skincare specialists are uniquely qualified to assess your skin’s condition and customize your facial to get your skin on the road to recovery.
Time To Switch Up Your Skincare Products
In addition to in-office treatments, our aestheticians can also recommend skincare products that target sun damaged skin. Certain products like vitamin C, retinol, or glycolic acid can help restore the skin, which may help reduce the appearance of sunspots, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation as these ingredients aid in cellular turnover. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalene can help with dryness and sensitivity.
It can be extremely helpful to consult with an aesthetician prior to using new products or modifying your skincare regimen. They can help you determine which products are safe to use together, especially if you have sun sensitive skin.
As you schedule your treatments or even start a new skincare routine, you should always be conscious of how you are protecting your investment going forward. Wear sunscreen everyday and be sure to reapply it when you’re swimming or sweating. It’s also essential to wear a protective covering or stay in the shade when possible. These types of measures will help prevent the damaging effects of the sun, such as premature aging and an increased chance of skin cancer.
Undo Sun Damage to the Skin at Faces, PLLC in Jackson, Ridgeland, and Madison, MS area
If you’re interested in skincare treatments to help lessen the visible signs of sun damage, the expert skincare team at Faces, PLLC, are here to help. You can learn more about the treatments we offer by calling our office at (601) 607-3033 or you can contact us through our website to schedule a skincare appointment today. We look forward to meeting you soon!