The sun is an excellent natural source of vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium. While there’s no doubt about the benefits of keeping your bones healthy, the sun can be a double-edged sword when it comes to possible effects—and Newport Beach sun damage treatments can help to combat the other effects.
The ultraviolet (UV) light in the sun’s rays can penetrate your exposed areas of skin and damage tissues and cells in the various layers of your skin. It’s sun damage that can make you look less youthful and present certain health risks. Fortunately, there are Newport Beach sun damage treatments that may reverse or minimize such damage.
Sun Damage and Photoaging
Too much exposure to sun, especially early in life, can lead to skin damage referred as photoaging, which is different from natural aging. In some cases, sun damage can sometimes be minimized with topical creams. If such creams aren’t helping, specific skin treatments may be a better option. Noticeable signs of sun damage include:
- Dry, rough skin
- Deep lines or wrinkles
- Skin discoloration or uneven tone
The LimeLight photofacial is a procedure that targets pigmented tissues to treat brown spots and uneven skin tone caused by sun exposure. It’s a non-invasive laser treatment that’s especially effective for minimizing lighter brown spots. During the treatment, pulses of light are applied to the affected area of skin. The laser used during the procedure can be temperature adjusted to accommodate different skin tones and minimize issues with skin sensitivity. Following treatment, redness from sun damage decreases, skin tone evens out, and dark spots “flake off” as the damaged tissues are replaced by healthy ones.
Botox Treatments for Sun Damage
Botox treatments may also be able to treat sun damage that isn’t as noticeable or prominent. Botox is more effective for treating wrinkles that may develop on areas of skin frequently exposed to the sun. Targeted at specific muscles and tissues, the injections prevent muscle contractions to restore the skin’s firmness. Botox also stimulates the production of the elastin and collagen, two proteins that body uses to keep skin flexible. Increased production of these proteins may also make it easier for the skin to naturally repair itself if further damage occurs from sun exposure.
Reversing Sun Damage with Laser Treatments
The high-energy light applied to sun damaged skin during laser resurfacing treatments can effectively burn away damaged skin tissues. These fairly quick procedures target wrinkles and fine lines on areas of skin frequently exposed to the sun. Laser treatments also lighten brown spots and can remove warts or wart-like growths. While warts are caused by a type of HPV (human papillomavirus) virus, sun damage may worsen skin irritation from these growths.
Filler Injections for Sun Damage
Sun damage can result in the loss of collagen to the affected areas of skin. Enzymes slowly break collagen down and produce loose skin and wrinkles, a process that can be hastened by exposure to UV light. Fillers like Juvederm restore volume to skin tissue to minimize wrinkles, tighten the skin, and enhance shallow contours. Filler injections also replace the hyaluronic acid (HA) that gives skin it’s youthful appearance. HA loss can lead to parentheses lines around the nose and mouth and remove volume from lips and cheeks.
Minimizing Sun Damage with Fractional Therapy
Deeper wrinkles caused by sun damage may respond better to resurfacing that targets deeper tissues. Involving the use of a fractional laser, Pearl Fractional is a type of laser treatment where only a fraction of the affected area of skin is exposed to the laser in small dot patterns. Small holes are placed into the skin beyond the surface layer into the dermis (secondary layer of skin) to trigger the production of collagen to facilitate the healing and rejuvenation process.
All you need is about 15 minutes of sun exposure on your arms, neck, hands, and face each week to get all the vitamin D your body requires. Unfortunately, most people get way more sun exposure than this in a single day when going about their daily routine in Newport Beach. If you’re concerned about possible sun damage, any of the Newport Beach sun damage treatments mentioned here may be able to get rid of, or reduce the appearance of, distracting brown spots and other visible imperfections cauSkin has a natural elasticity thanks to the beneficial proteins collagen and elastin. While most of the time the body’s largest organ is able to repair itself, there are times when skin becomes loose. Part of the reason for this is the natural aging process. As cells and tissues age, it becomes more difficult for skin that has been stretched or damaged to bounce back and heal to the point where firmness is restored. If you’ve been living with loose skin, laser-assisted Newport Beach skin tightening may provide the renewed elasticity you want.
What is Skin Tightening?
The process of “skin tightening” refers to repairing tissue damage by stimulating the body’s natural wound healing response within the affected area of skin. It’s often done with lasers rather than injections, which usually provides longer-lasting results.
Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive procedure. It provides the necessary stimulation within the first and second layers of skin with a special kind of laser to minimize loose or sagging skin gradually as firmness is restored.
Skin tightening is typically performed on visible areas on the face, neck, arms, abdomen, and legs. It can also be an appealing option since the procedure can be safely applied to any area of the body where there is loose skin. The “tightening” occurs when the laser stimulates tissues and kicks the body into healing and restoration mode in the treated area of skin. As collagen is rebuilt, loose areas of skin fill in and appear more youthful and firm.
How Does it Work?
Fractional ablative lasers, or fractional lasers, are often used during skin tightening procedures. Another form of skin tightening involves use of Titan laser technology. The Titan skin tightening laser uses infrared light to reach deeper layers (dermis) beyond the surface layer of skin (epidermis). During the procedure, the epidermal layer is cooled to increase comfort and eliminate the need for local anesthesia.
Regardless of the type of laser used, stimulation from laser Newport Beach skin tightening encourages the production of collagen that helps with tissue healing, which results in firmer and tighter skin. Subtle changes may be noticed after the first treatment and continue over time as increased collagen production continues to naturally heal and tighten skin. Occasional “refresher” treatments may be necessary once the effects of laser stimulation fade.
Why Consider Skin Tightening?
The decision to treat your skin depends on how you feel about it. For minor imperfections, over-the-counter creams may be all that’s necessary. If, however, you are bothered by a sagging neck and jowls, loose abdominal skin, or loose skin on your arms, Newport Beach skin tightening can provide the renewed firmness you want. You may also wish to consider skin tightening if:
- You’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight and have areas of loose skin
- You have loose skin due to a recent pregnancy
- You have problem areas of visible skin not responding to other treatments
What to Expect Afterwards
After you have a skin tightening treatment, you may have some minor irritation or increased tenderness in the area that was treated. Such reactions are usually minor and temporary (a few hours). Skin tightening is a procedure that has little or no downtime. You’ll be able to return to your normal routine shortly after you complete your treatment.
Your skin may be tender or sensitive post-treatment. Ease any discomfort because of this by avoiding hot baths or showers, using mild soap and water, and minimizing your use of topical creams and other cosmetics that may make it difficult for your pores to “breathe” in the affected area. You should also avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing in the area where you had treatment.
The experience you’ll have with any type of laser skin tightening will depend on the size and location of the area treated and the extent of the damage to skin tissues. Results may be improved by combining treatments with other skin procedures. For instance, if you are prone to breakouts or have sun damage, a healing mask may help further improve the appearance of your skin after you’ve had a Newport Beach skin tightening procedure. You may also benefit from the use of skincare products specific to your skin tone and complexion.sed by sun/UV exposure.