Sun Damage

Photoaging of the Skin
Even though a small amount of sun is beneficial and can make us feel good, excessive exposure to the sun early in life can make us look older than our years. This premature wrinkling and skin damage from sun exposure is called “photoaging.” Photoaging, unlike natural aging, results in dry skin, undesirable brown spots, skin discoloration, uneven skin tone, thinning of the skin, deep wrinkles, sagging, and a dangerous variety of skin cancers.

Sun Damaged Skin Can Be Rejuvenated
Sun damaged skin can be rejuvenated with professional skin treatments and careful avoidance of additional sun exposure. A wide range of treatment options are now available for sun damaged skin. The doctor will determine the best treatment option for each patient based on several factors, including:
– Age, overall health, and medical history
– Severity of the skin damage
– Type of skin damage
– Tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
– Patient’s overall objectives, opinions, and preferences

Treatments and Procedures
After careful consideration the doctor will recommend a treatment schedule which may include a single or combination of treatments and procedures to obtain the optimal results. Depending upon the type of skin damage, severity, and age of the patient, a wide-range of treatments will be considered, including:
– Botulinum toxin type A (Botox)
– Obagi systems and treatments
– Chemical peels
– Collagen injections
– Facial treatments such as Juvederm and Radiesse
– Dermabrasion
– Microdermabrasion
– Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
– Laser skin resurfacing
– Rejuvenating facial surgical procedures
– Removal. biopsy, and treatment of suspicious skin anomalies

Contact Us for a Consultation or Examination
We understand clients may feel some anxiety when considering aesthetic skin or facial procedures, so we take time to educate each client to help them feel comfortable the treatment option which they have chosen is the best one for their specific situation, expectations, and needs. If you are having concerns over the effects of photoaging on your skin contact us today for an examination or consultation.