Everyone loves the sun. The warmth of the sun feels great. It helps grow our food and gives Vitamin D, which is one of the important nutrients for the human body. But unfortunately, spending too much time basking in her glory leads to burns, blisters, aging skin, and cancer. In other words, the sun damages the skin and leads to long-lasting chronic health issues.
How sun damages the skin?
Actually, the sun is not the real culprit. The two types of UV rays that reach the earth lead to sun damage.
First, The UVA rays- This penetrates the skin to its deepest layers, into the dermis, and damages the cells there. The UVA rays attack the area where most skin cancer occurs.
Second, The UVB rays- This has a shorter wavelength and doesn’t go beyond the epidermis. The UVB rays are largely responsible for sunburns.
So whether you come in contact with UVA or UVB rays, you will suffer from premature aging, mutations, and cancer if exposed for long.
Who is at the most risk?
Everyone is susceptible to sun damage, but people with fairer skin are most at risk of sun damage and its effects. It’s because the amount of melanin, a pigment that blocks the UV rays, is less in them.
People with darker skin tones are less sensitive to the sun’s powers and thus, the risks are lower.
Signs that indicate you have sun-damaged skin
- Premature wrinkles and fine lines
- Sunspots, liver spots, and freckles
- Broken capillaries, redness, and rosacea
- Uneven skin tone and melasma
- Actinic keratosis (AK)
IPL Photofacial for treating sun-damaged skin
Many preventive measures and treatments are available for sun-damaged skin, but they aren’t effective if the damage is severe. So for a better and long-lasting result, you should opt for IPL Photofacial. It’s the best sun-damaged treatment offered by professionals at Glow Med Clinic in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
What is IPL Photofacial?
Intense Pulse Light Photo facial or IPL Photofacial is a non-invasive dermal treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to destroy damaged skin molecules, reducing the sun’s effects. The process utilizes controlled temperatures to heat brown or red-colored spots, eliminating the sunspots and damaged blood vessels.
Other than sun damage, IPL Photofacial is used to treat other skin issues, including mild to moderate acne, rosacea, dark hair, and unwanted spider veins on the legs.
Result of the IPL Photofacial treatment
We recommend 4-6 IPL treatments with sessions lasting approximately 15-20 minutes to achieve optimal results. But the good news is the results of the IPL Photofacial are apparent soon after the treatment. On average, people begin to see noticeable improvements within the first month after their procedure.
Not all, but some people need an IPL refresher session to maintain beautiful results while tackling new trouble spots.
After the treatment, you can resume your normal activities right away. You can even apply make-up and sunscreen on your skin for further protection. The only thing is you should avoid direct sunlight exposure for the first week following treatment.
To know more about the best sun-damaged treatment in Richmond Hill, Ontario, call us now.