Can You Reverse Skin Sun Damage?

Published on: September 24, 2018

Excess exposure to sunlight is known to damage the skin. While serious health issues can occur like skin cancer, there is also the superficial concern over the affect the sun can do to the appearance of the skin. Brown spots, wrinkles, discolorations and dry skin can all be effects of sun damage to the skin, making you look older. The good news is there are options to help you reverse the effects of the sun on your skin, helping you look more youthful.

Treatments to Reverse Sun Damage

It is virtually impossible to avoid any sun damage. Every time you are outside and your skin is exposed to the sun, damage can occur. It doesn’t matter whether it is cloudy or wintertime, the sun always can impact your skin if it is exposed. Sun screen and covering/shading your skin is the best way to protect it, but if the damage has already occurred, there are treatments available to reverse some of the damage. These can include:

  • Laser therapy. Laser and light therapy can help reverse discoloration, wrinkles and other abnormalities in the skin from sun damage. Both laser and IPL are beneficial for improving the appearance and health of sun-damaged skin.
  • Microdermabrasion. Exfoliation of the dead skin cells can help rejuvenate damaged skin and promote a healthier, youthful glow.
  • Chemical peels. Removing the top skin cells through a chemical peel can reveal healthier skin, reducing the appearance of blotching, discolorations, wrinkles and scarring.
  • Microneedling. Using microneedling to make tiny perforations in the skin can promote healing and collagen production to reverse sun damage and produce healthier, more youthful skin.

If you want to look younger and reduce the signs of sun damage on your skin, visit your local dermatologist. Your doctor can recommend the best options for treating sun-damaged skin to reverse the effects of the sun for beautiful skin.

Posted on behalf of:
Olansky Dermatology Associates
Peachtree Lenox Building
3379 Peachtree Road #500
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 355-5484

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