What is sun damage?
Sun damage describes premature aging of the skin and skin cancer, due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two types of UV rays that cause sun damaged skin: UVA and UVB. UVA are longer-wave rays that activate the skin in an unhealthy way and will give you a tan. These rays are not responsible for sunburns. They penetrate the skin much deeper than UVB rays and trigger premature aging and skin cancer. UVB rays are shorter-waves that are responsible for sunburns, but they can also accelerate early signs of aging. UVB rays are considered the most common cause of skin cancers.
What are the consequences of sun damage?
Sun damage hurts the skin’s ability to maintain essential components, such as antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, ceramides and important fatty acids. All of these components normally keep our skin looking youthful and healthy. In addition to potentially life-threatening skin cancer, the long-term consequences of unprotected sun exposure includes wrinkles and fine lines, brown spots and dull, congested skin. UVA sun damage can be sneaky; often you won’t feel any pain or discomfort from it, but your skin is being damaged nonetheless. As time passes, skin abnormalities can become more pronounced and you run the risk of skin cancer.
Sun damage treatments in Burlington & Natick, MA
At Laser Gentle Medical Spa, we provide multiple services to treat sun damaged skin. Our treatments include:
All of these treatments are non-surgical and come with little-to-no downtime. If you want to reverse the effects of the damage to your skin, we will create a custom treatment plan just for you. Best of all, your initial consultation is complimentary. You can schedule your consultation at one of our two locations: Natick and Burlington, Massachusetts. Contact us today!
Request a free consultation at Laser Gentle Medical Spa
To get an effective treatment plan from one of our licensed medical providers, call (781) 647-1500 for our Burlington location or (508) 975-4263 for Laser Gentle in Natick. You can also request your free consultation online by choosing a location below. Your first appointment will help us determine your goals and which treatments will help you reach them. Get started today!