Sun damage, also known as photoaging, can prematurely age the skin, leading to undesirable effects like wrinkles, pigmentations like sun spots, sagging skin due to decreased elasticity, redness, irritation, changes in skin texture, and may even lead to spider veins.
Luckily, treatments are available to help address and, in some instances, reverse signs of sun damage. Laser treatments are an effective way to achieve rejuvenated, healthy skin. Find out how they work and what they can do for you.
Is There Just One Type of Laser Treatment?
Various laser treatments are available that differ in wavelength of light, which affects the laser’s intensity. Studies have shown laser treatments of varying types can have great efficacy in reducing the signs of sun damage. Depending on the severity of your sun damage, your provider may recommend a certain type of laser treatment.
Laser treatments typically fall under two classes: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative treatments remove layers of skin, leading to greater results at the cost of longer recovery times.
How Do Laser Treatments Treat Sun Damage?
Both ablative and non-ablative laser treatments encourage the skin to undergo regenerative processes. This can involve increased fibroblast activity, which can lead to a greater production of connective tissue like collagen and elastin. The regenerative process can also address pigmentation, skin texture, and the other signs of photoaging.
Because sun damage can affect peoples’ skin differently, make sure to speak with your dermatologist to understand what you can expect in terms of results.
Treat Sun Damage at Rendon Center Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine
With summer leaving for the year, say goodbye to summer sun damage, too. Laser treatments are incredibly beneficial, but make sure you work with an experienced and knowledgeable dermatologist to achieve great results with minimal risks.
The Rendon Center Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine in Boca Raton, FL, has a team of experienced and knowledgeable doctors ready to offer you superior care and a variety of treatments individualized for you and your needs. Offering 10 different types of laser treatments, the Rendon Center has the facilities and technology to help treat your skin.
To learn more, call 561-750-0544 to schedule an appointment.