Do you have sun-damaged skin?
Every time you go outdoors without sun protection or use a tanning bed, ultraviolet (UV) light damages your skin. With time, this damage builds up and you see changes to your skin, which can make you look years older than you naturally would.
These changes include:
If you use tanning beds, you’ll notice these changes quickly — often in a few years. Some people who use tanning beds see signs within a year or even sooner.
The medical term for these changes is “photoaging.” You may also hear the terms “premature aging” or “sun-damaged skin.”
Sun Damage Treatment
Our Sun Damage Treatments are performed with the ND Yag Laser.
It is a non-ablative laser, which means that there is no break in skin tissue continuity during the treatment. It is designed to target pigment cells. This specific wavelength are absorbed preferentially by pigments (melanin) and the resultant heat will cause generation and propagation of waves that cause damage to the cells containing pigment. These damaged cells will then be cleared from the site resulting in lightening of the pigmented site.
What Skin Problems Can ND-YAG Laser Help With?
No matter how much we take care to reduce the signs of ageing, stubborn brown spots can be a give-away. Some know these by different names – age spots, freckles, lentigines, or liver spots.
There are a range of different types of sun damage and pigmentation issues which vary in appearance, what depth in the skin they lie, and how responsive they are to treatment.
Contact us today to learn more about our Sun Damage treatments.