The Best Treatments for Sun-Damaged Skin

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We know how stressful it can be to know that skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and texture irregularities are actually caused by sun damage. Turning back the hands of time is not possible but addressing signs of sun damage is. Harmony Healing has the skin-revitalizing technology to make your skin look better than ever and we can outfit you with the best sunscreens available to prevent further sun damage from wreaking havoc on your skin. 

How to Treat Sun-Damaged Skin 

Sun damage occurs deep within the skin’s surface. When these cells become damaged by the sun’s harmful rays, the result appears on the skin as discoloration, fine lines, wrinkles and other skin-related issues. The best way to treat sun-damaged skin is by triggering collagen growth beneath the skin’s surface while also resurfacing the topmost layer of the skin. This dual strategy of addressing sun damage packs a powerful punch and delivers impressive results. 

Depending on your unique goals, timeline and downtime requirements, your provider at Harmony Healing may recommend a combination of treatments.

BroadBand Light™ (BBL)

BBL™ is an advanced form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology that treats only the pigment, rather than the surrounding healthy skin, allowing patients to experience a fast, effective treatment with minimal recovery time. It uses a range of light wavelengths to focus energy on damaged skin cells while stimulating the growth of new collagen. Even patients with more advanced forms of sun damage can benefit from BBL™.

Chemical Peels

Our trusted line of PCA SKIN® chemical peels gently exfoliate dull, dead skin to reveal deeper layers of fresh, untouched skin. By peeling away this topmost layer of skin, an improvement in tone and texture can develop while minimizing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. Our providers will match you with the perfect PCA SKIN®chemical peel for your skin type goals, which may include TCA, lactic acid blends, retinoids, boosters, and chemical peel alternatives. 

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion exfoliates the topmost layer of the skin without chemicals. The procedure uses a unique applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the outer layer of the skin to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and even skin tone. After this gentle exfoliation, the microdermabrasion handpiece vacuums dead skin cells away to reveal brighter and smoother skin. 

HALO™

HALO™ is a hybrid fractional laser that uses both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to treat the topmost and deeper layers of the skin simultaneously. It is an ideal choice for treating sun-damaged skin because it is adjustable to treat a broad spectrum of concerns in one session. Whether you are experiencing wrinkles, sunspots, or texture irregularities, HALO™ can deliver results in only one to two sessions. 

ProFractional™ Laser Treatments

The ProFractional laser treatment is an ablative laser that uniquely works by ablating narrow-diameter channels into the skin rather than removing the entire surface area. This results in significantly reduced recovery time when compared to other ablative laser treatments. The untreated skin around each channel responds with increased fibroblast activity, which triggers collagen production. ProFractional™ laser treatments are powerful enough to improve severely sun-damaged skin.

Your Personalized Sun Damage Reversal Plan

These treatments are only a few of those offered by Harmony Healing to help reverse signs of sun damage and reveal healthier younger-looking skin. At your appointment, we will fully assess your skin to gauge the depth and extent of your sun damage. Your personalized treatment plan may include a combination of therapies and products to most efficiently resurface your skin. Also, importantly, we will recommend high-powered sunscreens that will help protect your skin from further damage.

Schedule your appointment at Harmony Healing to discover more sun-damaged skin treatments that we offer by calling 575.639.9305.