Sun Damaged Skin Treatment

Tanned skin was highly priced as it meant a healthy life, and thought to have slimming effect while accentuating the person’s eye colour. But many people today need sun-damaged skin treatment because they’ve exposed their skin too much to the sun ‘s harsh glare, either because of their profession or by choice. That has led their skin to the more dangerous skin cancer having all kinds of signs of ageing like wrinkles. If you’re looking for more tips, Sun Damage Skin Treatment has it for you. 


We now know in more detail how ultraviolet exposure can damage our skin by making it thin due to being long hours in the sun, over a period of time. It can permanently change the colour of our skin too. Before brown spots only appeared when we were getting older. But even younger people today have it, because too much exposure to sun causes excessive production of melanin in our skin. Your body areas like your face , upper back, arms and hands show more these brown spots that they’re most exposed to the sun.


A sign of danger is the scaly growth that appears in your body, in places that are generally not exposed to the sun. It may be the pre-cancerous growths called acitinic keratoses so check with your dermatologist as soon as you spot one. It may grow into the more dangerous form of skin cancer called squamouse cell carcinoma, if you don’t pay attention. Then there are other skin cancers such as melanoma, the most dangerous one, or the least dangerous, basal cell carcinoma.


There are many ways you can undergo sun damaged skin treatment. Skin peels are a simple and non-invasive method, amongst them. It will rejuvenate the skin on your face damaged by the sun. During the skin peel process , chemical substances are applied to the face to lighten brown spots, remove fine lines as well as damaged skin cells.

Microdermabrasion is another effective, non-invasive treatment in which the skin is peeled for stimulating circulation and improving cell turnover. A spray of crystals is used for exfoliating the outer layer of your skin in this sun-damaged skin treatment. Another form of dermabrasion, vibradermabrasion is recommended if larger areas, such as arms, back or hands are to be done. Leathery skin which is often caused by overexposure to sun’s damaging rays, is also successfully treated by chemical peels and exfoliants.

The recommended treatments are for treating hyper-pigmentation problems in the skin, lasers and light therapies. In one such sun-damaged skin treatment, intensive pulsed light (IPL), which is flashed with heated light coming from xenon lamp, is specifically targeted at pigmented spots. Thus this process can help remove the spots without harming the nearby tissues. You’ll need more than one treatment with IPL; almost four to six to get the necessary result.

In resurfacing of laser skin, the skin’s outer layer is vaporised by the use of a laser beam. It becomes smoother as the skin heals itself, and looks smoother.


Apart from these treatments, it is also helpful to treat sun-damaged skin which is cosmetic in nature. Botox and collagen injections of various formulations are frequently used to remove wrinkles caused by long sun exposure.


You will find your cosmetic plastic surgeons, cosmetic dermatologists and dermatologists are good sources of information about various skin treatments that have been damaged by the sun. They can tell you about each of the pros and cons, and their costs as well.