Those who have spent a great deal of time outdoors may eventually wind up with skin that is sun damaged. Patients who live in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County can have this condition repaired at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology.
Even after taking the proper precautions, many people wind up with sun damaged skin. Those who are affected with this condition can have discolored areas, roughness, and wrinkles that are very fine and coarse. This condition can result in extremely dry skin that has a rough and leathery appearance. There are few self-treatment options available, which is why many people who have this condition come to our office.
What are some signs of sun-damaged skin?
A few signs that indicate sun damage include the following:
- Uneven tan
- Development of age spots
- Enlarged blood vessels, thereby giving skin a reddish tone
- Sagging skin that lacks elasticity
- Rough or scaly patches of skin
- The appearance of solar keratoses, which are raised bumps over areas that are frequently exposed.
What treatments are used to correct sun-damaged skin?
Dermatologists may sometimes prescribe ointments and creams that contain substances such as Retin-A, alpha hydroxy acid or glycolic acid. These go to work by removing dead skin cells that make the face appear dull. Chemical peels are sometimes used to facilitate this process as well. Skin that is especially sun damaged may require laser abrasion, which involves the use of a laser to peel away the top layer of skin. More than one treatment may be recommended at any given time.
What are the typical results of sun damage treatment?
Patients can expect to see a reduction in age spots, enlarged blood vessels, or solar keratoses. Fine lines and wrinkles can also be diminished whenever laser abrasion is performed. Additional procedures may be needed to correct sagging skin or especially deep wrinkles.
What are the benefits to having this condition treated by a dermatologist?
- Some of the signs of sun damage can be reversed
- Results are noticed within a short timeframe
- Treatments take relatively little time to complete
- A custom treatment plan can be developed for each individual
- A board-certified dermatologist can better access the medical and aesthetic needs of your skin and improve the overall appearance and health of your skin
How long will the results last?
That depends on the person’s lifestyle, since continued sun exposure, smoking, and drinking alcohol can cause signs of sun damage to reappear.
Will multiple treatments be needed?
This varies from one person to the next. Some patients will require multiple treatments within a short timeframe, while others may need additional treatments years or months later.
How Much Does Sun Damage Treatment Cost?
Skin rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make sun damage treatment affordable and accessible for everyone, Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards. Contact us today if you have any questions about the cost of sun damage treatment.
Just because a person enjoys being in the sun, it doesn’t mean he or she has to live with the results of sun-damaged skin. Treatments options are available to help remove the damage that has already occurred. Those who are affected won’t have to forego outdoor activity altogether to maintain healthy and glowing skin.
Many people in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County have spent a great deal of time soaking up the sun’s rays. Those who find their skin has become damaged as a result can contact Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology to help them restore their complexions. For an appointment, contact us at 561-805-9399.