Erase the Signs of Sun Damaged Skin

There are many excellent treatments on the market in Oklahoma City to help reverse the effects of sun damage. Choosing the right treatment for you depends largely on your skin type, the degree of sun damage, willingness to accept recovery time and your budget.

Many treatments are available that are non-invasive and have no downtime. These include primary medical spa treatments like microdermabrasion and dermaplaning. These procedures focus on getting rid of the outer layer of dull, dry skin, therefore, improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin.

This works by reducing the appearance of pigmentation, minor skin imbalances and leaves the skin softer, smoother, brighter and refreshed. Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning can be performed as a single treatment or as part of a package by an esthetician.

Chemical Peels can also be carried out by an esthetician and speed up the rate of cellular turnover and the skin lightening process with minimal downtime and should be done in a series for maximum benefit. Chemical Peels are excellent because, at Longevity, they can be customized to fit your specific skincare needs. Peels can range in intensity from a light and brightening treatment to something more in-depth where skin turnover is a visible process that occurs over the course of a few days. Chemical Peels are more intense than Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning treatments, and the results are also more apparent.

Other options available include Photofacials with Broadband light (BBL) used alone or in conjunction with a fractional laser like the Sciton Halo. These treatments are performed in a medical spa or office by a nurse, midlevel provider or a physician. While there is minimal downtime (you will not want to go to a dinner party right after treatment), these procedures provide maximum results quickly. Medication and numbing are available to the client before treatment for comfort. Immediate results are typically noticed when using combination devices that work symbiotically to treat sun damage, age spots, uneven skin tone, discoloration, and visible signs of aging.

With any treatment, product home care is essential, and products should be selected based on your skin care needs and the specific services performed. Many home care products will include some form of tretinoin cream (Retinol) as well as a lightening agent to keep the skin looking light and bright. These products are applied topically to the skin as directed by your service provider.

The important thing you can do is to limit your sun exposure and to always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30. These practices will help prevent future skin issues, and may even hide or reverse some of the visual signs of summer sun damage.

If you have unattractive dry, dull skin with pigmentation, melasma, broken capillaries, age spots, skin discoloration or uneven skin texture, you can benefit from skin recovery treatments at Longevity MedSpa in Oklahoma City. The facial treatments are customized for your skin and can significantly reduce the appearance of summer skin damage. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation to learn more.

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