Are you searching for options for preventing and treating sun damaged skin? The answer is just around the corner at Mara’s Med Spa in Dallas.
Why is a med spa the best choice to rejuvenate and restore your photodamaged skin? What can you do to prevent further damage? This blog will explore some of the most effective treatments for sun damaged skin available at med spas and provide tips on preventing further damage.
Sun Damage is a Concern for All Skin Tones
While it is true that individuals with fair skin are more prone to sun damage, people with darker skin tones are not immune to the effects of UV radiation. Darker skin tones may be more resistant to sunburns and other acute effects of sun exposure, but that does not mean darker skin is less susceptible to long-term damage from the sun.
Sun damage can manifest differently on different skin tones. For example, on fair skin, sun damage may appear as redness, sunburn, and freckles, while on darker skin, it may appear as hyperpigmentation or dark spots. Additionally, sun damage can lead to premature aging on all skin tones, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Treating Sun Damaged Skin at a Med Spa
Med spas like Mara’s offer a range of treatments that reduce the appearance of sun damage. These treatments work by targeting the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production, reduce pigmentation, and improve overall skin texture and tone. In addition to these treatments, Mara’s Med Spa offers a range of skincare products to help protect and nourish the skin.
Microdermabrasion is a popular treatment treating sun damaged skin because the procedure is non-invasive and requires no downtime. This gentle exfoliation of your skin stimulates cell turnover and collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and other signs of sun damage.
Photofacials, also known as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, is an excellent option for Texans treating sun damaged skin. During a photofacial treatment, a hand-held device delivers pulses of light to the skin, penetrating deep into the skin to target melanin and other pigments. Collagen production increases, resulting in reduced appearance of sunspots, age spots, and other signs of sun damage, and improving the texture and tone of the skin.
This minimally invasive procedure can improve skin texture, tone, and pigmentation. There may be some mild redness and swelling after the procedure, but it typically resolves within a few hours to a day. Photofacials are typically a safe and effective treatment. However, some skin conditions, such as active acne and rosacea, may prevent you from being a candidate for IPL therapies.
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Chemical peels are famous for treating sun damaged skin because they are so effective. Chemical peels involve applying a solution to the skin, causing the outermost layer to peel away, revealing fresh, new skin underneath.
Chemical peels reduce the appearance of sun-damage, such as age-spots, fine lines and wrinkles. At Mara’s Med Spa, we offer a wide range of chemical peels, from light to deep, that we personalize to your individual skin type and the extent of your sun damage.
This moderately invasive procedure can cause some redness, peeling, and skin flaking for a few days after the procedure.
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Laser resurfacing treatments are a safe and effective way to target deeper layers of skin and stimulate collagen production. During a laser resurfacing treatment, our fully trained and experienced medical estheticians use a laser to penetrate the skin and target specific areas, such as pigmented lesions, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles. By removing the outermost layer of skin, fresh, new skin comes to the surface, treating sun damaged skin.
Laser resurfacing is typically a safe and effective treatment, but we do not recommend laser treatments for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding or who have some skin conditions. Depending on the intensity of the treatment, some discomfort and downtime may be involved, including redness, swelling, and peeling of the skin for several days after the procedure.
More Info: Try Laser Skin Resurfacing to Rejuvenate Your Skin
Preventing Additional Sun Damage
At Mara’s Med Spa, we believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While we specialize in treating sun damaged skin, we also know a thing or two about preventing sun-damage in the first place. Here are a few of Mara’s go-to strategies for preventing additional sun-damage.
Apply Sunscreen Everyday
The quality of the skincare products you use daily dramatically impacts your skin. This is especially true with sunscreen and after-sun care. At Mara’s Med Spa, we carry exclusive products from dermatologist-favorite brands such as SkinCeuticals and iS Clinical, and many others, available in-spa or via our online store. We are happy to help you choose the best products to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
We know the last thing you want to do after your CoolSculpting Elite session is to cover up your newly toned body!
But there are good reasons to wear a light cover-up with UV protection, sunglasses and a hat when you are outside. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays will ensure you have great-looking skin into your old age!
Choose Sunless Tanners Over Tanning Beds
There was a time, not so very long ago, when you KNEW when someone had been using sunless tanners. The signs were unmistakable, from the distinctive orange tint to their skin to the unpleasant smell.
But high-quality, luxury sunless tanners available on the market today are designed to be much more natural looking and smell great too! The wide availability of self-tanners makes the need for a trip to the tanning bed almost nonexistent.
Use a sunless tanner instead to save your skin from the concentrated UV rays!
Preventing and Treating Sun Damaged Skin is Easy at Mara’s Med Spa
Mara’s Med Spa can make treating sun damaged skin easy. By offering a variety of non-invasive treatments, we help Dallas sun-worshippers rejuvenate and repair their skin.
Our experienced and talented medical estheticians can help you get back the skin of your youth according to your individual skincare needs, including guiding you to the best products and practices to maintain your healthy glow!
Schedule your free consultation today!
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