Sun Damage Removal in Southern California
Most people that live in Southern California enjoy being outside in the sun. But too much sun exposure without protection damages the skin making you appear older. Premature wrinkling and discoloration of the skin is what is seen, but microscopic changes are cumulative and eventually progress to skin cancer. The good news is that Dr. Stephen Fink, a board certified facial plastic surgeon is experienced in these conditions. He offers medical grade treatments to protect the skin and reduce the telltale signs of sun damage. Chemical peels, Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing and intense pulsed light treatments along with medical grade skin care can help restore your skin to help you look your best.
Dr Fink can significantly improve your facial skin quality with these therapeutic approaches:
- Perfect Derma or TCA chemical peels for milder cases and for maintenance
- Sente Dermal repair cream to moisturize and concentrate growth factors in the skin
- Medical grade Sente skin care maintenace and rejuvenation creams for exfoliation and concentrating growth factors
- Fractionated CO2 laser resurfacing for stimulating and reorganizing collagen while removing surface damage
- Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to lift pigment from the skin
While some treatments have a week recovery or down time, others have minimal downtime but may require multiple treatments over several weeks. Once educated, proper maintenance and protection is a lifelong process that should begin at an early age. Keeping your skin healthy helps to reduce:
- Age spots
The sun stimulates melanin production that over time becomes blotchy with freckling, and lesions that are brown, black or gray. You can see them on your face, forehead, chest, shoulders, hands or arms.
- Lines folds and wrinkles
As the sun breaks down collagen and elastin, fine lines and wrinkles result in areas that accumulate ultraviolet radiation
- Actinic Keratosis
These dry scaley patches are considered precancerous and should be treated before they change into invasive skin cancer
- Seborrheic Keratosis
These are often raised, waxy pigmented lesions that appear in sun exposed areas but are usually benign. They are usually a sign of increasing age since they are common in the elderly.
Not only does the sun dry out the moisture and natural oils in your skin, but age related changes reduce hyaluronic acid and secretion by the glands within the skin. This leaves the skin looking dehydrated rough, thin and flakey.