Now that summer is over, it is time to address the adverse effects the sun left on our skin. Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) rays that heat and damage your collagen and elastin.
UVB (think B for burn) are of shorter length and reach the surface of the skin, resulting in redness and sunburns. Contrary to popular belief, sunburn is not the only sun damage on the skin.
UVA rays (think A for aging) are longer and penetrate deep into the skin, damage cells and are responsible for wrinkles, uneven skin tone , dryness and other signs of aging.
Here are ways to repair skin damage caused by the sun
Sun damage: uneven complexion, age spots, brown spots, solar lentigines
Solutions: intense pulsed light lasers (IPL) or Pixel lasers to gradually get rid of brown spots.
Cost: $ 250 or more per treatment according to the treatment area – 3 to 5 sessions may be needed depending on the severity of the condition
Sun damage: redness, blotchiness, rosacea
Solutions: Vbeam pulsed dye laser targets blood vessels to reduce redness
Cost: $ 250 or more per treatment according to the treatment area – 1 to 5 sessions may be needed depending on the severity of the condition
Sun damage: wrinkles and fine lines, sagging, thickened skin
Solutions: radiofrequency and laser surfacing such as Endymed microneedling and CO2 fractional laser that induce tightening and skin repair
Cost: $ 700 to $ 1,200 per treatment depending on the severity of the condition – 1 to 3 sessions may be needed
Sun damage: dilated, enlarged skin pores
Solutions: eMatrix radiofrequency laser acting on the skin surface and reducing pores by refining the skin texture
Cost: $ 700 per treatment – 3 sessions may be needed
Treatments to repair sun damage on the skin are available at MédIME. Book an appointment now for an evaluation of your condition.