After being cooped up inside a building all day for work or for school, there are very few things that are as encouraging or as invigorating as being able to step outside of the building and enjoy the feel of sunshine on your face. Really, being out in the sun has a positive physical and emotional impact on people. When it is done in a moderate way, sun exposure improves the number of vitamins that a person has in their skin. It can also improve a person’s mood. In fact, many researchers have seen that when people are not exposed to the sun for an extended period of time, they have a higher risk of developing symptoms of depression.
Although a little bit of sun exposure is good, too much sun exposure is not so good. When a person’s skin is overexposed to the sun, it starts to develop negative symptoms, such as sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles. When a person is in the sun for an extended period of time, their skin starts to look prematurely old. Unprotected, prolonged sun exposure can result in an individual developing some forms of skin cancer as well.
One form of sun damage a person may experience are sunspots. Sunspots develop when an individual has too much exposure to ultraviolet light and as a result their body creates excessive amounts of pigmentation. These sunspots are more likely to appear at the end of the Summer months. This is because it is during the Summer months when the sun is at its most powerful and when people spend most of their time in the sun unprotected.
Sun damage on the skin can stay with a person for more than 10 years. Fortunately, laser skin rejuvenation treatments have been designed to destroy excess pigmentation that comes from sun damage. During a laser skin rejuvenation procedure, laser energy is used to safely destroy the excessive amount of pigmentation in the skin.
In the days following the treatment, you will notice that your sunspots get a little bit darker. This is a natural part of your body’s healing process. Eventually, lighter, healthier skin will be revealed.
To get the best results from laser skin rejuvenation for sun damage, it is a good idea for you to stay out of the sun for a few weeks prior to and following your treatment. After treatment, your skin is going to be sensitive and vulnerable to sun exposure, so you’re going to need to take additional steps to protect yourself, like wearing a strong sunscreen and brimmed hats and staying out of the sun.
During a consultation at The Dermatology, Laser and Vein Center in Cincinnati, you can get all the facts about laser skin rejuvenation for sun-damaged skin. This simple treatment may be just what you need to look and feel your best. Contact us today to book your appointment.