What Helps Treat Sun-Damaged Skin?

sun damageSpending time in the sun has a variety of benefits, including helping to elevate mood, boost essential biological functions such as vitamin D production, and more. However, too much sun exposure can lead to sun damage.

Sun damage can have negative effects on the skin, from pigmentation changes to affecting the elasticity of the skin. Luckily, sun damage can be addressed by non-invasive means.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) laser therapy has been clinically shown to be effective in addressing signs of photoaging. Find out what IPL laser therapy is and how it can help treat sun-damaged skin as well as address other skin conditions.

How Does It Work?

The specialized lasers of IPL laser therapy have a two-fold effect on the skin. Certain cells of the skin, primarily those that cause pigmentation, absorb the lightwave energy, causing them to heat up. This thermal damage leads to a decrease in the pigmentation cells.

The thermal damage also sends out a signal to the body to induce a local healing effect that results in a variety of benefits, such as increased fibroblast activity and increased production of necessary structural proteins such as collagen and elastin.

The thermal damage that leads to pigmentation cells being damaged and the healing response help give IPL laser therapy its reputation.

What Else Can IPL Laser Therapy Be Used For?

Aside from signs of photoaging, IPL laser therapy can prove beneficial for other skin conditions. In fact, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), IPL laser therapy is approved for:

To know how IPL laser therapy can specifically help you, speak with a board-certified dermatologist.

Work With American Dermatology Associates Inc. To Treat Your Skin Condition in Sarasota, FL

If you’d like to address signs of sun damage, make sure to visit American Dermatology Associates Inc in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Jennifer Trent is world-renowned, having published over 40 articles as well as co-authored a textbook on dermatology.

To learn how IPL laser therapy can help you, schedule a consultation at (941) 379-6647 to work with Dr. Trent.

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