Sun damage overview
Sun damage describes premature aging of the skin, due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types of UV rays that cause sun damaged skin: UVA and UVB. UVA are longer-wave rays that activate the skin in an unhealthy way and will give you a tan. These rays are not responsible for sunburns. They penetrate the skin much deeper than UVB rays and trigger premature aging and skin cancer. UVB rays, on the other hand, are shorter-waves that are responsible for sunburns, but they can also accelerate early signs of aging. UVB rays are considered the most common cause of skin cancers.
The consequences of sun damage
Sun damage hurts the skin’s ability to maintain essential components, such as antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, ceramides and important fatty acids. All of these components normally keep our skin looking youthful and healthy. In addition to potentially life-threatening skin cancer, the long-term consequences of unprotected sun exposure includes wrinkles and fine lines, brown spots and dull, congested skin. UVA sun damage can be sneaky; often you won’t feel any pain or discomfort, but your skin is being damaged nonetheless. As time passes, skin abnormalities can become more pronounced and you run the risk of skin cancer.
Treatments at RejuvaLife
Since sun damage can be sneaky, it is very important to address it as early as possible. If you would like to remove hyperpigmentation and sun spots from your face, schedule an appointment at RejuvaLife in Newburyport, Massachusetts. We provide the following treatments:
HydraFacial and peels work below the surface of the skin to produce amazing results. To get a custom treatment plan, request an appointment today.
Request an appointment in Newburyport, MA
Don’t wait for your sun damage to get worse; get an effective treatment from licensed medical providers near you. Our treatments are minimally invasive and come with as little downtime as possible. To get started, call (978) 225-0378 or request an appointment on our website. We look forward to seeing you!