Come Experience Our Personalized Approach to Sun Damage Treatment
Sun damage can make the skin seem unsightly. Sun damage can affect any part of the body, although it’s most often the areas that are exposed to the sun that take the worst part of the damage. As well as looking unsightly, sun damage that is left untreated can cause skin cancer. Get proactive today and slow down the damage caused by the sun.
At SHarper Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we help your skin effectively fight off all the signs of sun damage.
When your skin absorbs the sun’s ultraviolet rays, it accelerates the process of aging. This is visible to you as fine wrinkles that progressively get deeper, dark and light spots on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun and blotches. These unsightly spots get progressively worse, but you don’t have to live with the effects of sun damage and premature aging anymore.
Chemical peels and laser treatments can effectively reverse the damage caused by the sun. Unlike the chemical peels of yesteryears, today’s sun damage treatment formulas are gentle and safe on the skin, and extremely effective. Laser treatment is another effective, non-toxic, and non-invasive therapy that makes use of light energy to repair and renew damaged skin cells gently.
Different types of acids are used to treat very specific problems caused by sun damage. At SHarper Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, our expert physicians will guide you on the best course of action for your specific problems.
What Are My Options for Treating Sun Damage?
SHarper Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery proudly offers laser treatments and chemical peels to help address sun damage such as brown spots, freckles, melasma (pregnancy mask), redness, broken capillaries, and more! Our experts will perform a thorough analysis, which will include the number of expected treatments needed, realistic expectations as well as any post-care instructions.
What Is the Difference Between Chemical Peels and Laser Treatment Therapy?
Both chemical peels and laser therapies give the skin a refreshed appearance, reduce fine lines, decrease scarring, and correct any signs of discoloration caused by sun damage.
Laser therapy causes immediate skin tightening that encourages the natural production of collagen. Results will continue to be seen even 6 to 8 weeks after the treatment.
Chemical peels make use of acids to improve the skin. Different types of acids can be used at varying strengths. Some acids show immediate results while others take longer to act.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I Expect the Day of My Laser Treatment?
Our staff will go through what to expect the day of treatment as well as the days and weeks post-treatment. We are happy to answer any questions that you have and will make sure to follow up with your post-treatment. The laser often feels like a hot rubber band snap and will create a sunburn-like sensation in your skin that will typically last 30 minutes to a few hours. You are able to apply makeup post-treatment, but you will need to avoid direct sun exposure for the next few weeks.
What Can I Expect After the Laser Treatment?
Dark spots will turn darker and then flake off or fade. Redness and broken capillaries may subside, temporarily get darker and then lighter, or slightly bruise after the treatment.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Chemical peels and laser treatments can be used on the face, lips, arms, legs, and just about any other part of the body that has been affected by sun damage.
We can treat sun damage virtually anywhere on the body.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Typically it takes 2 to 3 treatments to obtain full desired results. We recommend scheduling your treatments 3 to 6 weeks apart.