Prolonged exposure to the sun without proper skin protection can not only lead to stinging sun burns and blisters, it can also lead to damaged skin that appears leathery and prematurely aged. At Steele Creek Dermatology, our skin rejuvenation treatments can refresh your skin and help reverse the effects of sun damage.
What is Sun Damage?
The harsh ultraviolet radiation from the sun can have several detrimental effects to the skin if it is not protected by clothing or sunscreen. While individuals with darker skin tones are more protected from the sun by the increased melanin in their skin, sun damage can affect everyone.
Sun damage is typically characterized by uneven, splotchy redness throughout the face, spots of increased black, brown or gray pigmentation in areas that are commonly exposed to the sun, or facial lines and wrinkles. Rough, scaly, raised patches of skin-colored, red, or dark brown skin also often appear in lighter-skinned individuals who have sun damage.
How is Sun Damage Treated?
At Steele Creek Dermatology, we offer multiple skin rejuvenation treatments for sun damaged skin. Depending on the areas being treated as well as your personal concerns and expectations, our medical team will help you choose the treatment that is right for you.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dermal Fillers
Our BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are derived from the botulinum toxin and safe for the cosmetic use of reducing the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles that can occur with sun damage. The neurotoxin is injected with an ultrafine needle directly into the muscle of treated areas, temporarily putting the muscles into a relaxed state and smoothing wrinkles out.
Other fillers, such as Juvederm®, can also restore youthful smoothness to the skin. During your visit, our medical team will outline the benefits and possible side effects of each option to help you determine if fillers are right for you and your skin.
The texture, pigment irregularities and fine lines that often develop from sun damage can also be treated with chemical peels – a chemical solution that is applied topically to treated areas and gently removes the outermost layer of skin as it dries and peels.
At Steele Creek Dermatology, we offer three types of chemical peels – light, medium and deep – depending on the type and condition of your skin. While a light peel is used to treat mild sun damage, the stronger peels penetrate deeper into the skin surface for more severe conditions.
In order to provide the best skin care to our patients, we also carry several high quality products from Nu-Derm® and other top brands to effectively treat sun damaged skin.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us restore softness and smoothness to your sun damaged skin with our rejuvenation treatments.