Many people don’t take enough care to protect their skin from the sun when they are young, leading to sun damage in the form of wrinkles, dark spots, and even skin cancer as they age. Overexposure to UV rays, whether from the sun or tanning beds, is very bad for the skin, but many people don’t realize this until it’s too late and they are suffering the effects of sun damage. Luckily, there are many treatments available that can help to reverse the effects of sun damage and sun spots, and these treatments can be long-lasting if proper care is taken of the skin following treatment.
The board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are experts in treating all kinds of sun damage, and utilize all of the latest and most advanced techniques and technologies to ensure that their patients receive the best care and results possible. From wrinkles to skin cancer, there is an effective treatment available at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
Sun Damage Treatment
Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, is a great way to treat precancerous lesions as well as some early, shallow stages of basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. In addition, laser resurfacing technology or innovative treatments such as microneedling, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion can help to lighten, reduce, and even eliminate sun spots. Laser resurfacing is also a great way to reduce lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage, especially around the mouth and eyes.
It is important to see a skilled, experienced, board-certified dermatologist with expertise in treating sun damage in order to get the best customized treatment plan for your individual needs. Each person is affected by sun damage differently, and will need a different combination of treatments to get the best, most natural and youthful looking results.