A sun protection skin care regimen prevents and reduces the amount and appearance of sun damage and age spots. Additionally being mindful with preventative measures, in addition to a customized skin care regimen, decreases your chances for developing skin cancer. A Los Angels dermatologist for sun damage and age spots can help you improve skin in a variety of ways.
AVOIDING UV LIGHT EXPOSURE TO MINIMIZE SUN DAMAGE
Yearly checkups with a Los Angeles dermatologist for sun damage and age spot prevention regimens and treatments are suggested to minimize damage and improve skin. Prevention methods include daily sunscreen application, avoiding tanning beds, wearing protective clothing and accessories, adding UV protective films to vehicles and limiting sun exposure.
Sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher should be applied daily to the face and parts of the body exposed to sun. Reapplication every two hours is encouraged by a Los Angeles dermatologist for sun damage and age spot prevention to ensure protection if you get wet, sweat excessively or are in direct sunlight. Sunglasses, hats and protective clothing — especially darker clothing or that with SPF in the fabric — are also important. You can also limit your UV exposure by applying UVA film to car windows also limits your exposure.
FRAXEL TREATMENTS BY A LOS ANGELES DERMATOLIST FOR SUN DAMAGE AND AGE SPOT IMPROVEMENT
Dr. Umar of FineTouch Dermatology uses three Fraxel lasers target different skin issues, such as sun damage and age spots, dependent on the severity of your skin issues and skin tone. Additionally, Fraxel laser treatments repair aging skin, eradicate fine lines and wrinkles and improve uneven complexions.
All Fraxel laser treatments performed by a Los Angeles dermatologist for sun damge and age spot improvement— Fraxel re:fine, Fraxel DUAL and Fraxel re:pair — stimulate new collagen production. These Fraxel laser treatments also address unevenness, dark spots, acne scars and more. Light energy from the lasers heat your skin’s surface and/or your deeper skin layers.
An important factor is that they target only problems areas and leave surrounding skin unaffected. All Fraxel lasers are fractional photothermolysis treatments, which Fraxel pioneered in 2001. Due to the fractional treatment, downtime is shorter for healing since they treat microscopic volumes of skin with each pulse.
Fraxel lasers treatments are either non-ablative (Fraxel re:fine, Fraxel DUAL) or fractional ablative (Fraxel re:pair). The Fraxel re:pair ablates (vaporizes) tissue on the deer epidermis layer, while the Fraxel re:fine and re:store DUAL aggravate the surface and slightly below.
Fraxel re:pair and Fraxel DUAL treatments by a Los Angeles dermatologist for sun damage and age spots are safe on all skin tones, Fitzpatrick scale I to VI. The fractional ablative treatment is safe on light to medium skin types, I to III.