Most of us love soaking up the summer sun. We feel happier and the vitamin B we get from sunlight is fantastic for our general health too. However the sun also causes damage to our skin. You probably can’t even see the damage that has happened as most it isn’t visible to the naked eye. Sunburn and freckles are the external signs of sun damage but they only tell a fraction of the story.
One popular treatment for sun damaged skin in to use a chemical peel or skin peel. We offer several different formulas but the one we recommend for sun damage and hyperpigmentation is Skin Tech Easy Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel.
Easy TCA peels are a powerful formula that must be administered by a nurse or doctor, not a beautician. However, when applied in the proper setting by a professional it is one of the safest peels and most effective peels.
An Easy TCA peel requires multiple applications over a period of about a month. If you choose this treatment you’ll need to visit once a week to have the peel applied. Following the application and removal of the peel your skin will begin to flake and peel, causing some irritation and revealing some redness. Although these results may look a little unpleasant your skin won’t experience any actual ‘downtime’, meaning you can go about your normal routine if you wish. There’s no need to stay away from sunlight. Each peel will target the uneven skin discolouration, lightening it and reducing the sun spots that have built up at the surface and deeper dermal layers.
Once treatment is complete your skin will look fresher, feel firmer and your sun spots will be greatly reduced.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is another method of treatment for clearing up sun spots and relieving the effects of sun damage. Many people choose IPL over skin peels because they’re worried about flaking and peeling skin from a chemical peel. You should bear in mind though IPL may still cause some skin redness.
Multiple sessions are also still required. IPL needs to be administered 2 to 3 times, after which you’ll see a lighter, more even complexion. IPL promotes collagen growth so is a fantastic solution to skin aging caused by over exposure to the sun. Wrinkles will be reduced and your skin will feel firmer too.
If you have questions about how to treat the effects of sun exposure use our contact form to get in touch.