The effects of an exciting summer out in the sun may be beginning to show all over your face. Brown spots, sunspots, and wrinkles may all appear after you’ve spent time in the sun, unprotected from its ultraviolet (UV) rays.
At Love Your Body Medical Spa, we always tell our clients that staying proactive about skin care, using sunscreen daily, and avoiding too much sun are the preferred methods for maintaining healthy skin. But if the damage is already done, Dr. Divina Averilla can help restore your skin health.
How the sun affects your skin
The UV rays of the sun pass through the surface layers of your skin, damaging or killing off healthy skin cells. This exposure can result in the growth of darkened spots of skin, a loss of collagen (causing wrinkles), and overall unhealthy-looking skin.
Long-term exposure to UV rays can also increase your risk for developing skin cancer.
For these reasons, you should always use a high-quality sunscreen, even during the winter months, to prevent UV rays from damaging your skin cells.
Repairing the damage
If you already see signs of sun damage and are unhappy with your appearance as a result, there are treatment options to restore the health of your skin.
Chemical peels are a safe and highly effective treatment option for treating common signs of sun damage. They can even reduce the appearance of unsightly scars due to injuries or acne.
As long as your skin is in otherwise good health and free of open wounds, a chemical peel may be the most effective and fastest option to repair and rejuvenate skin without downtime or surgery.
The low-down on chemical peels
A chemical peel uses a specialized chemical solution to gently remove the outer layers of damaged skin. It’s an effective treatment option for a variety of skin types and works well not only on your face but also on your neck and hands.
Throughout the procedure, we carefully control the amount of acid we apply to your skin to help you achieve your desired results.
Once we remove the outer layer of old skin, your body triggers its own natural healing process. New collagen, which is a basic building block of healthy skin, begins to grow, boosting the volume and health of your skin.
As your skin continues to heal in the days after treatment, you can enjoy a significant reduction in the appearance of:
- Brown spots
- Acne scars
- Scaly skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Collagen continues to build, and as a result, your skin looks younger and feels tighter, smoother, and nicely toned.
The advantages of a chemical peel
Chemical peels are a convenient in-office procedure that requires no anesthesia, incisions, or long recovery period. While you may wish to postpone certain social engagements until your skin heals, there is no reason why you can’t return to work or your usual activities.
Not only can a chemical peel provide instant results, but it can also ensure long-term improvements in your skin as new collagen continues to develop in the weeks after treatment.
To learn more about the benefits of a chemical peel to address sun-damaged skin, book an appointment online or by calling Love Your Body Medical Spa today.