The sun’s rays can do more than give you a sunburn – they can create permanent damage at the cellular level that can take years to surface. Photoaging or photodamage refer to the damage the sun can do to the skin, which include causing premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots/pigmentation changes, uneven skin texture, and even skin cancer.
WHAT CAUSES SUN DAMAGE
Sun Damage is caused when ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or tanning beds penetrates skin not protected by sunscreen.
Because the damage from the sun affects the deepest layers of the skin (the dermis), it causes DNA changes at a cellular level and permanently alters the skin’s structure.
There are two kinds of UV light, UVA and UVB.
UVA light is the form of solar radiation that damages skin all the way from the outer layer, the epidermis, to the deepest layer, the dermis. Collagen, elastin fibers, epidermal cells and capillaries are all damaged by UVA light and affect the skin’s youthful appearance
UVB solar radiation affects the outer layer of the skin and damages the DNA in the epidermis even more severely than UVA rays. UVB light can cause photoaging and precancerous cells to form.
TREATING Sun Damage AT TONDUE
Although sunscreen and avoiding the sun’s harmful rays are the best way to prevent Sun Damage, some exposure is unavoidable, and the damage can take years to surface on the skin.
When you visit Tondue Medical Spa for your initial consultation, our team of seasoned, highly trained providers will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your sun damaged skin and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Tondue offers the following clinical treatments to address sun damage:
Medical Grade Skincare supports healthy skin through hydration, exfoliation, cleansing, and more. Tondue offers a range of medical grade skincare products to help clients achieve their aesthetic goals. The use of these rigorously vetted, high quality products supports and may prolong the results of clinical treatments you receive.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive, highly effective procedure that encourages the skin to produce collagen. By creating controlled damage to the dermis using either hyaluronic acid or your own plasma, microneedling improves skin texture and firmness, scars and sunspots, and can also be used to treat stretch marks.
Secret RF is a treatment that uses tiny microneedles to deliver Radio Frequency energy to targeted areas, helping to rebuild collagen under the skin’s surface. It is an ideal treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, scars and photodamage. Most patients need 4 treatment sessions, with optimal results seen 3 months after the final procedure.4 treatment sessions, with optimal results seen 3 months after the final procedure.
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