It's tempting to want to spend time in the sun. You may love being active outdoors during this time of year, and that bronzed glow many of us get from an afternoon at the pool or beach is a signature summer look. But it comes at a cost.
That's because the sun's rays contain ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is a leading cause of sun damage. In fact, sun damage can have far-reaching effects on your skin, impacting everything from its hydration levels to its ability to fend off wrinkles.
But even if you start practicing sun safety now, can you do anything about the sun damage your skin has already experienced? Absolutely. At Lotus Health & Wellness in Brunswick, Georgia, Serena Skinner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and our team offer treatment specially designed to clear sun damage. Specifically, we can help you choose the right chemical peel to reach your skin goals. But first, let's start by understanding how sun damage occurs.
What the sun does to your skin
When you expose yourself to the sun, the UV light damages your skin. It can cause a sunburn or skin dryness. It can also lead to the development of sunspots or darker spots on your skin.
On top of that, the sun also affects the protein that helps your skin stay tight, plump, and smooth. That protein, called collagen, serves as your skin's support structure.
The UV light from the sun can reach into your dermis, causing the premature aging of your collagen. This, as you'd expect, ages your skin, increasing your likelihood of developing fine lines and wrinkles.
All told, the sun can affect your skin texture by causing dryness and roughness, your skin tone by causing dry spots, and your skin's youthfulness by causing wrinkles. It's not a pretty picture.
The good news? We have a treatment that can help you literally peel all of these problems away.
Reversing sun damage with a chemical peel
With a chemical peel, we can address sun damage on all layers of your skin.
When we apply a peel, we encourage the topmost layer of your skin to peel away. We can adjust the depth of your treatment depending on how much transformation you need. With a deeper peel, expect about a week of downtime while your skin peels.
As the topmost layer of your skin exfoliates, it reveals the newer, healthier skin cells underneath. In this way, a chemical peel gives you a way to revitalize your skin tone and texture.
Additionally, as the peel goes to work, it stimulates collagen production in your skin. As your skin builds a new network of this important protein, the peel reduces wrinkling in your skin.
Are you ready to kiss sun damage goodbye? To find the right peel to help you reach your skin goals, call our team at Lotus Health & Wellness or book your appointment online today.