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Erasing Summer Sun Damage

You've spent the long summer days splashing at the beach, playing in the park, and hanging out in the garden. But, after a whole season of sunny summer fun, you might start to notice less-than-desirable changes in your skin. All of that sun exposure takes its toll.

Visible sun damage can cause you to look older than your age. Some aspects of sun damage, such as skin cancer risks, are irreversible. Visible signs of sun damage, however, can often be removed with today's cutting-edge cosmetic treatment options.

At Apex Dermatology of Westlake Village, California, we can recommend the best procedures to turn back the clock on your sun damage. Karin Harp, MD, FAAD, Aria Vazirnia, MD, FAAD, Kristin Rupert, PA-C, Sherri Anderson, PA-C, and Lani Keene, Licensed Aesthetician can help you face the fall without lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or other blemishes.

Skin damage from the sun

The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) spectrum light, a form of radiation that causes damage to your skin. You can protect your skin with sunscreen and coverings like a shirt, hat, or other shade.

The form of sun damage most of us know all too well is a sunburn: red, painful, and temporary. Sun damage can also increase your risk for developing skin cancer, so the damage isn't completely gone when your sunburn fades.

Too much sun exposure can also cause other visible forms of skin damage, including unsightly blemishes like:

Visible sun damage can leave you looking years older than your real age, and the effects can accumulate and worsen over time.

Treatment options to erase sun damage

Sunscreen protects you from skin cancer risks, but visible sun damage, also known as photoaging, needs professional attention to reverse. The care team at Apex Dermatology can erase this summer's sun damage from your face, leaving you free to move fresh-faced into fall.

We offer several cosmetic procedures that can benefit patients with sun damage. You could enjoy a microdermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing treatment, noninvasive procedures that remove the damaged outer layers of your skin and stimulate new growth in the underlying layers.

If you have sun damage, you could also see great results with Rejuvapen microneedling treatment. This medical-grade procedure improves your overall skin appearance, reducing hyperpigmentation and scarring. Microneedling also stimulates your natural production of collagen, a protein that helps your skin stay smooth and firm.

For weeks after your microneedling appointment, you'll see continuing improvement in your skin texture, for a more elastic, younger-looking appearance. You'll only need a few hours to a day for any redness to dissipate following your treatment session, and you won't need any downtime after your appointment.

To learn more about the possibilities for erasing your sun damage this season, get in touch with the cosmetic experts at Apex Dermatology today. You can schedule an appointment with a member of our team online, or over the phone.

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