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Protect Yourself from Sun Damage

Posted January 21, 2019 in ActiveFX™/DeepFX™, Sun Damage Treatments

Sun damage can be hard to avoid, especially when you live in California. With the sun beating down nearly 365 days a year, sun protection is vital to the health and the quality of your skin. Unfortunately, sun protection is a step that many people forget about until it is too late. Luckily, when sun damage happens, cosmetic lasers can help. Aspire Medispa offers laser treatments that can help reverse the damage caused by the sun, including the ActiveFX™/DeepFX™.

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Dangers of Sun Damage

Most individuals assume that sun damage only occurs on bright, cloudless days. Unfortunately, this is not correct. Sun damage results from exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV rays). UV rays reach your skin whether it is sunny or not, and slowly corrupt the DNA of your skin cells. This results in prematurely aged skin and puts you at a higher risk of developing skin cancer.

Protect Yourself From the Sun

UV rays affect you year round, whether you spend 20 minutes or five hours in the sun. While nothing will block all UV rays, there are steps you can take to limit your exposure and protect your skin. To keep your complexion looking youthful and healthy:

  • Limit your exposure during peak hours (between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm)
  • Wear long-sleeved pants and shirts
  • Opt for tightly woven fabrics over looser ones
  • Choose darker, more protective clothing colors
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat that shades the forehead, eyes, nose, ears, and neck
  • Choose sunglasses that protect both the eyes and the surrounding skin
  • Use an umbrella if shade is difficult to find
  • Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF value of 30 or higher
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours

For Skin with Sun Damage

Most individuals only realize the negatives of sun exposure after damage has already occurred. For men and women with damaged skin, laser treatments such as the ActiveFX™/DeepFX™ can restore texture and appearance. This multi-step treatment uses fractional CO2 lasers that specifically target damaged skin while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. These lasers stimulate the regeneration and production of new cells and collagen, allowing for the restoration of damaged skin. The ActiveFX™/DeepFX™ laser treats the areas most affected by the sun, such as the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands, and can provide significant results after just one treatment.

Preventing sun damage is not about avoiding the sun; it is about making smart choices that limit your exposure so that future cosmetic treatments are not necessary. However, if damage has already been done, you can rest assured that it does not have to stay with you.

To learn more about how you can reverse sun damage, contact Aspire Medispa by calling our office at (559) 435-8477 or by filling out our online contact form.