3 Things You Need to Know About Sun DamageAugust 21st, 2018 by Dr. Michael Glass
Sun Damage: How To Prevent It & How to Treat It
During warmer months, your skin spends a lot of time on display, making it important to recognize just how easy it is to damage your skin. Sunburns and over tanning can happen to even the most diligent sunscreen users. In order to reduce the effects of sun damage, make sure you’re being smart in the sun.
Below are a few tips for the prevention and treatment of sun damage.
Sun Damage Prevention
We all love the feeling of the sunshine on our skin. However, it’s easy to over indulge without proper sun protection. Here are some ways to ramp up your sun damage prevention starting today:
- Wear broad spectrum sunscreen, like EltaMD, on a daily basis.
- Don’t let cool temperatures or cloudy skies fool you, SPF is always necessary.
- If lathering up your whole body is too much for you, at least keep your face covered.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure and try to avoid the sun during the peak hours from 10am to 2pm.
- Opt for the shade. When possible, grab a sun umbrella or a shady area at the pool or beach.
- Opt for a sun hat. Sun hats can be super chic for the beach and pool and shield your face from harmful rays!
Recognizing the Symptoms
If you think you may have already accumulated some damage, there are specific symptoms you can look for. Sun damage produces a number of signs, including:
- Sun spots.
- Wrinkles and lines.
- Leathery texture and brittleness.
- Broken capillaries and pigmentation issues.
These types of sun damage can cause premature aging even in people of a young age.
If you spot a freckle or mole that seems irregular, keep an eye on it. If you notice changes, call your dermatologist as soon as possible.
Know Your Treatment Options
When you’ve confirmed that you have sun damage on your skin, don’t panic. There are ways you can go about treating the damage and reducing its visibility.
To target the sun spots and broken capillaries that have revealed themselves over time, Esteem offers Non Invasive IPL Photorejuvenation. This is a simple process using light to damage the sun spots and broken capillaries so your body’s natural processes removes them as damaged tissue.
If premature aging and wrinkles are plaguing your appearance, you may be a good candidate for Esteem’s Botox treatments. They will reduce the appearance of your wrinkles and give you an overall rested and youthful look.
Both treatments for sun damage are safe and include little to no downtime.
So, you’ll be able to tackle your sun-damaged skin at Esteem and head right back out to the rest of your day. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can approach the treatment of sun damage on your skin, call 775.204.3508 to schedule your complimentary consultation!