Sun damage can take a serious toll on the appearance of your skin. This is not something that was likely on your mind when you spent all that time soaking in the rays in your youth to get a golden tan. It may not have been all your fault either. Perhaps it was before as much knowledge was readily available about the impact the sun’s UV rays can have on the skin. Whatever the reason, you may find yourself paying the price today for overexposure yesterday. Thankfully, you can receive convenient and effective sun damage treatment at our clinic.
If you are dealing with skin that has been damaged by the sun, you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. Instead, you might want to find the right clinic where you can go for help. There are a number of treatment choices available that can help restore the skin to an even tone and smooth texture. The method that works best for you will not necessarily be what is best for the next person. Hence, you might want to look at the choices that are available. That way, you won’t have to switch clinics if it turns out that a different method might work best. That being said, however, sun damage treatment with Sciton® IPL provides exceptional results for almost any patient, and it is provided with care right here in our clinic.
One of the most common signs of sun damaged skin is the presence of dark spots. These characteristic spots form when melanin has concentrated in spots throughout the skin rather evenly spreading out. Since melanin provides pigment, those places with elevated levels of the substance will look darker. Depending on the severity of your damage, we can help you choose from a few different treatments such as Sciton® IPL and chemical peels to provide effective sun damage treatment.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy with the popular Sciton® laser is a very popular sun damage treatment option. Like lasers, this method uses concentrated light pulses to deliver therapeutic benefits to the skin. It is milder than most lasers, so it may take more treatment sessions to get the same results. However, you benefit from far less discomfort and no downtime.
If you are not interested in a therapy that uses light, you might want to inquire about chemical peels. Peel treatments can be customized to suit your needs, including sun damage. During your initial consultation with us, we can help you decide if sun damage treatment with Sciton® IPL, chemical peels or a combination of both would benefit you the most.
At Steele Creek Dermatology, we provide expert medical and cosmetic dermatology to patients in the Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to learn more about your sun damage treatment options.