Get Rid of Sun Damage With Laser Resurfacing

Everyone knows it by now. Exposing ourselves to the sun’s strong rays is one of the most damaging things we can do to our skin. 

Despite how great it feels, protecting our skin with broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 is critical. 

Suppose your skin is showing signs of photoaging (sun damage). In that case, there's an innovative treatment that board-certified dermatologist Dr. Alexis Stephens offers, and it can remedy a wide range of unwelcome effects due to too much fun in the sun.  Laser resurfacing can give your tired skin a new lease on life by erasing sun damage and allowing your skin to, in a sense, start anew.

Especially in Florida, Dr. Stephens and the Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery team are sensitive to the fact that living here means we’re typically getting more sun exposure than people in other parts of the country, whether we choose to spend that time on the beach, navigating the tennis court, or in the garden.

How does the sun damage my skin?

The sun’s ultraviolet rays are what cause harm to our skin, and the two main types are UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are responsible for painful sunburns and affect your skin’s top layer, while UVA rays impact every layer of your skin and reach the deepest layers. However, both disrupt the growth of your skin when they enter your skin cells and how your skin looks. 

There are many ways that sun damage presents itself on the skin, including:

In addition to how the sun affects your appearance, exposure also puts you at risk for skin cancer. 

Laser resurfacing remedies sun damage

The lasers that Dr. Stephens uses when performing resurfacing treatments aren’t only uniquely powerful, they can be used in very targeted ways to address diverse skin issues. The treatment does something pivotal to your skin’s healing and health: It stimulates the production of collagen, which is the protein that supports the structure of your skin and gives it its elasticity and resilience.

Laser resurfacing treatments rectify problems on your skin’s top layer. In contrast, another treatment called laser rejuvenation has the ability to go deeper into your skin, help firm your skin, and repair long-term sun damage.

There are numerous benefits that both laser resurfacing and laser rejuvenation offer patients:

When you consult with Dr. Stephens about laser resurfacing treatment to help with the sun-damaged areas of your skin, she talks about what your maintenance schedule should be with treatment.

In addition to treating sun damage, laser resurfacing is an excellent treatment for stretch marks, unwanted body hair, cellulite, rosacea symptoms, and acne scars. This is truly a game-changing treatment. 

If your years in the sun have caused you to look older than your years and feel disappointed in your skin’s appearance, laser resurfacing treatments may be the ideal solution for you. After treatment, you can feel beautiful again.

Contact our Coral Springs office at 754-999-3376 to learn more about the advantages of laser resurfacing or schedule an appointment online.

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