Sun damage can manifest in a myriad of ways. It may be limited to the simple degeneration of skin tissue or could be the cause behind the development of unsightly wrinkles, lines and creases. The biggest problem with sun-damaged skin is finding the right treatment. Many methods of rejuvenating the skin fail to treat the many factors that could contribute to degeneration of the skin, which in turn can leave patients with lackluster results.
Chemical peels represent one of the more reliable ways to treat the damage stemming from exposure to the sun. This treatment can provide amazing results when used properly.
What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels utilize one or more acids designed to alter a certain amount of tissue. The unique nature of chemical peels allows them to provide an even alteration that reaches as deep into the skin as needed, which in turn allows for undesirable tissue to be affected.
Once the tissue has been affected, the rejuvenation process will begin. This is important because many of the effects of sun damage are not considered “active” damage by the body, which in turn means that it will not be rejuvenated without the help of a chemical peel.
How Do They Treat Sun Damage?
Chemical peels are effective for treating sun damage because of their controlled destruction. Dry skin, an example of something sun damage can cause, will generally persist so long as the dead skin cells remain on the face. Gentle chemical peels can effectively remove this skin while allowing new, healthy skin to be revealed.
Another type of sun damage chemical peels can treat are deeper issues like age spots and freckles caused by exposure to the sun. The controlled destruction of chemical peels allows for melanin-containing cells to be destroyed, which in turn can result in a more even appearance of the skin.
The last major benefit of chemical peels for treating sun damage extends to deep chemical peels. These treatments are designed to reach deep into the skin, so much so that they can affect the collagen layer of the skin. This controlled destruction allows for new collagen to be created, which in turn can lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles common to sun-damaged skin.
Is a Chemical Peel What You Need to Reverse Sun Damage?
Sun damage is a unique type of damage that tends to persist. It will generally worsen as exposure to the sun increases over time, which is why your face may look progressively older as you leave the damage untreated.
Chemical peels may be just what you need to rejuvenate your face to recover from sun damage. They can make your face appear clearer and smoother in some instances. To determine if a chemical peel can reverse your skin’s sun damage, schedule a consultation at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom. We can determine the best approach for giving you the beautiful skin that you deserve. Our office also serves the Sacramento area. Contact us today to book your appointment to learn more about our chemical peels.