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Treatment Options for Sun Damaged Skin

Let’s face it: the warm, glowing sun we love can really damage our skin.

Unfortunately, many people do not make sun protection a priority, and their skin suffers the consequences. 80% of wrinkles are caused by sun damage, as well as brown spots, other discoloration, and skin cancer.

The bottom line: sun damage is easily preventable with the routine use of sunscreen. However, mistakes are made and sun damage happens. There are a number of products and procedures that have been proven to be effective treatments for photo-aging. If you suffer from sun-related signs of aging, look into these treatment options:

Fractional Lasers

Fractional laser treatments work at the superficial level to focus on discolored and damaged skin cells, which will then be replaced with new, healthy cells. The lasers also reach deeper into the skin to stimulate collagen repair and renewal.

Fractional lasers can work wonders on helping your skin recover from the effects of sun damage. They are versatile and can improve skin that is wrinkled, spotted, and sagging from years of sun exposure; they can also rejuvenate dehydrated skin after a long summer. These treatments can improve sagging, wrinkles, scarring, discoloration, and dullness.

The recovery is generally short and easy, with minor, temporary redness and a slight flakiness.


Light therapy is a gentle and effective technique to repair sun damage and the early signs of aging. This treatment is safe for all skin types and is the perfect option for the overall renewal of your skin.

Pulses of light penetrate your skin that break down the pigmentation of age spots and freckles, reduce redness and blotchiness, and stimulate the production of collagen to improve skin texture.

The results are not as dramatic as other treatments, as this is a very gentle option for your skin. However, after a series of these milder treatments, gradual improvement will be seen.

Oxygen Rejuvenation Therapy

This treatment is often considered to be a luxurious facial that will renew your skin’s glow and radiance. Vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acids are infused into the skin through the use of hyperbaric oxygen. Your skin will appear instantly lifted, refreshed, and hydrated.

This is the great treatment for skin that needs a pick-me-up after excessive sun exposure has left it dehydrated and dull.

Basic Clinic Services

Aesthetics services such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, and even regular facials can help reduce the signs of aging. Each of these treatments encourages the skin to heal itself and produce new, healthy, glowing skin. Clinic services such as these can smooth and soften skin’s texture, decrease the appearance of scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and sun spots, build collagen, and give your skin a youthful radiance.