More than 80 percent of the signs of skin aging in adults are the result of dangerous exposure to the sun’s harmful rays before the age of 18. Exposure to the ultraviolet light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue. These are the collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Without this supportive connective tissue, the skin loses strength and flexibility. Skin then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
At Laser Aesthetics of Colorado, we help our Centennial sun damage removal patients restore the imperative collagen and elastin fibers in their skin to provide a more youthful appearance.
The best treatment for a patient’s sun damaged skin cannot be known until a consultation has occurred. There are many ways to combat sun damaged skin, depending on the patient’s skin tone, the type of sun damage and the severity. Some patients can be treated with an intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial device alone, which is actually not a laser but can treat pigment irregularities resulting from sun damage.
Other devices typically used to rid the skin sun damage include radiofrequency devices and pulsed dye laser devices. These treatments improve the appearance of sun damaged skin by gently and naturally removing damaged tissue to reveal the new tissue beneath while stimulating collagen production. The resurgence of new collagen provides a healthy foundation for new tissue to look best while filling in facial lines that commonly result from sun damage.
Treatment for sun damaged skin generally takes no more than 30 minutes, depending on the severity and size of the area being treated. There will be a noticeable improvement to the appearance of the skin after just one treatment but follow-up treatments may be required to achieve the final desired result.
Our Centennial sun damage removal patients report their results look better than they could have even imagined, all while requiring very little, if any downtime and discomfort.