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I Have Sun-Damaged Skin: Can You Help?

I Have Sun-Damaged Skin: Can You Help?

When your skin doesn’t look its best, it can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. As such, if you’ve noticed sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, textural changes, and other signs of sun damage, you’re probably looking for a way to get healthier, younger-looking, more radiant skin.  

At Jacksonville ENT Surgery with offices in Lake City and Jacksonville, Florida, our team is thrilled to offer skin rejuvenating services at our comprehensive Greene Emerald medical spa. Keep reading to learn more about how we can improve your sun-damaged skin.   

The science behind sun damage

The sun’s light fades into night each day, but the marks it leaves on your skin (sun damage) remain. This is because the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays break down the cells of your skin at a quicker rate than they break down without sun exposure.

Your body quickly repairs the noticeable damage because of high collagen levels when you’re young. But as early as your 20s, your body’s production of collagen begins to decline. As it continues to decline with age, the damage shows up as photoaging (visible signs of aging from the sunlight).

Photoaging can prematurely age your skin, adding years and even decades to your actual age. With it, you notice sun spots, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of age show up on your skin. 

In fact, medical researchers report that around 90% of the visible signs of aging and sun damage to our skin occur as a result of the photoaging process.  

Combat sun damage with collagen-boosting treatments

The good news is that collagen-boosting skin treatments can combat the effects of sun damage. This is because, although you notice signs of aging on the top layer of your skin, the process actually starts below the surface. 

Deep in the middle layers of your skin, collagen and other proteins that play a key role in the maintenance of your skin work to make healthy, new skin cells. If your collagen production increases, the top layer of your skin turns over more often. 

Treatments like radiofrequency (RF) microneedling and CO2 laser therapy can increase collagen production, helping you reverse the visible signs of aging.    

RF microneedling

Radiofrequency (RF) energy gently heats your skin, stimulating your body’s collagen production. When you add microneedling, a skin treatment that uses tiny needles (too small to hurt or make you bleed), your body produces even more collagen. Together, these therapies are called RF microneedling, and they work to give you firmer, younger-looking skin. 

CO2 laser therapy

Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser therapy improves the appearance and health of your skin using light energy to stimulate your skin’s natural healing processes. The light energy gets fractured into tiny beams, targeting micro-columns of skin cells while leaving the surrounding tissue alone so you heal faster. 

Boost skin health with medical-grade skin care

ZO Skin Health skin care products are a great way to boost your skin health between visits to the med spa. From sun damage to acne to antiaging, these products improve the health and appearance of your skin while offering medical-grade hydration. 

ZO Skin Health line contains peptides to boost collagen production and SPF 50 sunscreen to protect from UV rays, skin cancer, and photoaging. That means these skin care products also prevent additional sun damage, skin cancer, and photoaging caused by harmful UV rays. 

If you’re ready to reverse and prevent sun damage, get started today by scheduling a consultation at the Greene Emerald medical spa at the Jacksonville ENT Surgery location most convenient to you. 

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