Subjecting your skin to excessive unprotected exposure to the sun leads to damage that may not show up for years. The UV rays eventually damage the deep layers of your skin, which is evident by attributes such as deep wrinkles, fine lines, and changes in your skin’s texture. At Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, we offer the best treatment options for sun damaged skin.
What Leads to Long-Term Sun Damaged Skin?
The first signs of sun damaged skin may go unnoticed. When compared to protected parts of the body, unprotected skin exposed to the sun’s harmful rays is dry, flaky, and more wrinkled. Each time you expose your skin to the sun without protection, you are increasing the risk of premature aging.
The Damage of Sunburns
Mildly sunburned skin causes pain and redness. If you’ve ever experienced a mild-sunburn, you may notice the visible lines on your skin that separates the sun-exposed skin from the skin protected by clothing. Severe sunburns are incredibly damaging. They are painful and can lead to symptoms including:
- Nausea and dizziness
Evidence of Long-Term Sun-Damaged Skin
When you repeatedly expose your skin to ultraviolet (UV) rays, it not only damages the outer layer of the skin, but it even damages the skin’s collagen. Collagen keeps your skin structure intact and helps your skin maintain its youthful glow. Long-term skin causes photoaging and medical conditions such as:
- Prominent, fine lines
- Deep wrinkles
- Rough-textured skin
- Changes in skin tone
- Age spots
- Dark spots
- Actinic keratosis (pre-cancerous growths)
- Skin cancers, such as squamous cell carcinoma
How to Correct Sun Damaged Skin
There are many anti-aging skin treatments to treat sun damaged skin. The best treatment depends on your skin’s condition, the area to be treated, and your desired outcome. Modern skin rejuvenation treatments require little or no downtime.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
Botox® injections derived from botulinum toxin temporarily minimizes facial lines and wrinkles in the forehead, neck, and around the mouth. It works best on patients 18 to 65 years old who have moderate-to-severe frown lines.
Cosmetic fillers range from temporary to long-lasting. Use fillers to smooth and plump lines, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds. Fillers are injected into your facial lines and creases. They can last four months to a year, depending on what type of filling solution you use and where it is injected.
Chemical peels are excellent skin rejuvenation treatments used to remove the damaged outer layers of skin, exposing a fresher, radiant layer of skin. Chemical peels can treat a plethora of aging-related skin issues, including:
- Rough texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines
- Liver Spots
Find Out How You Can Reverse Your Sun Damage
At Steele Creek, we offer a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments to address virtually every need. Our solutions range from high-quality skincare products to injections and facial peels. Take the step to turn back time by calling Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, today to schedule your consultation.