Skin Treatments for Sun Damage

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Many of us have spent too much time in the sun without taking good care of our skin.? This results in unwanted wrinkles, age spots, and excessive lines that may be premature for our age.? There are treatments available (both surgical and non-surgical) to take care of some of the sun damage we have caused ourselves.? This information is from ?Treating Sun-Damaged Skin,? by Andrea Markowitz ofHealth Key.

Non-Surgical

Injections of Botox soften wrinkles.? Chemical peels take your top layer of skin off removing discoloration and allowing new skin to grow back with a better appearance.? Scars, lines, and wrinkles can be improved with injections of collagen that replace the body?s lost collagen.? Dermabrasion removes the top layer of skin with a machine that abrades your skin.? Your new skin growth is fresher looking.? Microdermabrasion is a more moderate form of dermabrasion meant for mild skin problems.? The effects of photo-aging have been seen to reverse with the topical retinoid cream Tazarotene.? Another topical cream, Tretinoin helps to reduce wrinkles and the look of discolored skin.

Surgical

Laser skin resurfacing and Non-ablative resurfacing are laser treatments that help to reduce wrinkles and small scars.? Intensed Pulsed Light Therapy is skin light therapy that is non-ablative and high-intensity.

Over the Counter

You can look for creams and lotions that contain these ingredients for at-home treatment of mild sun damage.? Retinol (Vitamin A), Copper or Copper Peptides, Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, and Antioxidants (Vitamins C & E) should all help to improve the look of your skin through reducing wrinkles and improving the strength of your skin.

It?s best to see a dermatologist to determine what type of treatment will be your best course of action to fight your sun damaged skin.? Based on the severity of the damage, your age, medical history, and health a dermatologist can come up with the best course of action for your skin.

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One Response to “Skin Treatments for Sun Damage”

  1. admin on October 12th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Nice articles..
    It?s best to see a dermatologist to determine what type of treatment will be your best course of action to fight your sun damaged skin.

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