Sun Damage Treatment

One of the most common reasons why most people experience sagging skin and notice the increasing appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as they age is sun exposure. Dermatologists explain that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can penetrate deep into the skin’s surface and cause the collagen to diminish, discoloration to form, and red blotches to form on the skin’s surface.

Rejuvenating your skin with custom La Jolla skin treatments

Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, MD of the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, is well versed in treating all types of skin problems including the undesirable changes accompanying sun damage. You can rejuvenate your skin and bring about a more beautiful, smooth, and youthful appearance as a result of our La Jolla Dermatology treatments.

As sun damage typically occurs over a period of time, as the years go by, the signs may not all be visible at once. To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular coloring of the skin. The sun can also cause a permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a spotted, reddish appearance.

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Treating sun damage

At La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, we understand that every individual’s skin is different and there is no ‘one size fits all’ treatment. During your initial consultation we will carry out an in-depth analysis of your condition and work out the best possible course of treatment to address your individual needs.

When sunspots are mild or moderate in appearance, then prescription medicines like Retin-A and alpha hydroxy acid gel may be enough to reverse the condition. Chemical peels are also often used for treating the sun damaged skin. But when sun damage is more noticeable, other treatments such as Intense Pulse light (IPL), laser resurfacing or rejuvenating laser or chemical peels. The latest IPL is a revolutionary laser procedure called BBL (Broadband Light). Photo Rejuvenation; this is the next generation of photorejuvenation therapies that is more comprehensive than an IPL with faster, better results.

This light-based technology will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, removing pigmentation and discoloration, selectively erasing broken blood vessels, reducing pores, and stimulating collagen making the skin smoother, more vibrant and younger looking. The BBL treatment is the ideal therapy for skin conditions such as Acne Rosacea and various skin conditions caused by excessive sun exposure.

To find out more about which sun damage treatment option is best for you, schedule a consultation at La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center.

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